The former Texas governor couldn’t remember the Energy Department in 2011, saying “oops” in a fabled debate. Now, he’s mentioned as a possible energy secretary among other Texans in a Donald Trump administration.
An invigorated Democratic turnout might threaten two or three Republican Texas House seats in Dallas County. The unusually heavy Latino early-voting turnout already put some races on the “close call” list.
The Texas agriculture commissioner, a vocal Donald Trump supporter, said a staffer’s retweet about Hillary Clinton was “inadvertent” and that the idea of a vulgar, racist alt-right is made up by the “liberal media.”