The Big Conversation
A high-profile legal fight over an airline merger has provided new fodder in the governor's race.
As the Tribune's Jay Root reports, Tom Pauken, the underdog in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, used the issue on Thursday to attack front-runner Greg Abbott, the state's attorney general.
Pauken, the former chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, slammed Abbott for joining U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder this week in a lawsuit seeking to block a merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways.
"I think conservatives are shocked that he would join with ...