Texas is a battleground state, and all seats are up for grabs in 2020. Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins FOX 7 Austin to talk about the announcement of new Democrats challenging Republicans in Texas.
Hard-to-meet voter ID standards, restrictive voter suppression rules, some of the most extreme gerrymandering in the nation – all have been employed by Republicans to build a wall against voters they assume will oppose them.
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins KXAN, along with Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Manny Garcia, to discuss Julián Castro and Beto O'Rourke's performance and sparring during the first Democratic debate.
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins KVUE to discuss Governor Greg Abbott's fixation on preempting localities like Austin, as well as the upcoming Democratic Presidential candidate debates.
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