Vice President Mike Pence will speak at NRA convention in Dallas

Vice President Mike Pence will be a keynote speaker at the National Rifle Association’s convention in Dallas next month.

The vice president will speak at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action leadership forum at the convention May 4 as part of a “powerful lineup of pro-freedom speakers,” the association announced Tuesday.

Other forum speakers include Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Ted Cruz and NRA leaders.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/2018/04/24/vice-president-mike-pence-will-speak-nra-convention-dallas

Beto O’Rourke Doesn’t Want to Be Democrats’ Next National Cause

Beto O’Rourke, the Texas congressman who is running for U.S. Senate against Ted Cruz, is looking to live out a Democratic fantasy of turning Texas blue by taking down the only Republican who gets Democrats nearly as riled up as President Donald Trump, in a race no one thinks he can win.

But he insists he doesn’t want to become the next national Democratic cause along the way—that kind of attention can create a backlash.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/20/beto-orourke-doesnt-want-to-be-democrats-next-national-cause-217659

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Group Gathering Signatures to Recall Plano Councilman

A group in Plano has launched a new push to get rid of a city council-member they say is unfit to lead.

Councilman Tom Harrison came under fire after sharing a Facebook video showing girls in hijabs with the words, “Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools.”

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Group-Gathering-Signatures-to-Recall-Plano-Councilman-476909873.html

Texas Primary Election Results

Texans voted on Tuesday in primary elections marked by widespread infighting. Democrats have been clamoring to flip three congressional seats in districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. But in recent weeks, establishment Democrats have had to grapple with progressive candidates, and far-right Republicans have set their sights and advertising dollars on moderate Republicans.

https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/texas-primary-election

 

Confused by the Texas Primaries? This Happy Hour Offers Sample Ballots and Explainers

A new local organization called Ballots & Booze aims to educate voters about what’s on the ballot “in a casual and fun environment using peer-to-peer conversation as the primary tool,” according to its Facebook page. The group is hosting its second event from 5:30-9 p.m. at Mac’s Southside in the Cedars, where you can have a beer or two while getting educated.

http://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/ballots-and-booze-helps-dallas-voters-navigate-the-texas-primaries-10414693

On first day of early voting in Texas primaries, turnout looks up — especially among Democrats

On Tuesday, more Democrats cast primary ballots than Republicans on the first day of early voting in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters. That hasn’t happened since 2008.

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/02/21/first-day-early-voting-texas-primaries-numbers-are-especially-among-de/