November Elections in Houston; Can Texas Go Blue in 2020?


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By Stig Daniels and Rice University's Baker Institute. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

On November 5, Houstonians go to the polls to elect a mayor and a city council. What are the likely results – especially for Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is seeking reelection? In other political news, Houston was the venue for a September 12 debate among top Democratic candidates for their party’s nomination. Did the debate alter the dynamics of the race? What are the 2020 prospects for Democrats and Republicans in Texas? Could Texas really “go blue”?

Our guest in this episode of policy matters is Dr. Mark Jones. He is the fellow in political science at the Baker Institute, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies and a professor in the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He also helps direct the Baker Institute’s Presidential Elections Program.

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