Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss the results of the November 2019 statewide elections and whether Democrats or Republicans are in a better position going into the 2020 Presidential Election.
The secret recording of Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen is released after a months-long #txlege saga. Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins KVUE to discuss how progressives will continue to build power heading into 2020.
Annie's List Executive Director Royce Brooks joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss how Republicans see the writing on the wall and are retiring ahead of the 2020 election. Progressives are ready to flip seats and elect more women to office.
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