In this episode, we interview Laura Gunn, who is our candidate for Texas House District 33. She tells us all about her campaign and what she will bring to Austin once elected. After, we discuss the composition of a typical Republican Attack Ad, focusing on four main themes: Strong Borders, Too Liberal for Texas, Socialism, and Walkway Memes.
Articles about Voting Apps:
West Virginia to introduce mobile phone voting for midterm elections
Articles about Gerrymandering:
How Texas Republicans’ gerrymandering could backfire in 2018
Supreme Court reverses decision on Texas districts
Voting rights groups say a citizens commission could fix gerrymandering. It’s unlikely to happen.
With a supermajority, Republicans have complete control of the Texas Senate. That’s at risk this election cycle.
Articles about School and State Funding:
Texas projects state funding for schools to drop as local revenue grows
‘I Work 3 Jobs And Donate Blood Plasma to Pay the Bills.’ This Is What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in America
Billionaires v teachers: the Koch brothers’ plan to starve public education
Republican Governor Thinks $40,000 Is Too Much To Pay Teachers, Vetoes Minimum Salary
Articles about Beto and Midterm Elections:
Cruz, O’Rourke agree to 3 debates
Well, This Is Despicable. Ted Cruz is Mailing Contribution Spam Disguised as County Summons.
Surprisingly Close Texas Senate Race Sparks Testy Debate For Cruz, O’Rourke
Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Debate Who Is ‘Out of Step’ With Texas
Beto-Cruz debate: In this knife fight, Cruz drew more blood
Obamacare lawsuit boosts Democrats in state AG races
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