Nathan Gonzales: The TT Interview

The political editor of the respected and influential Rothenberg Political Report on how Washington insiders view the Texas governor's race, who's at risk in the state's congressional battles, what redistricting could mean for the major parties and why Republicans are likely to be happy campers one week from today.

 Brandi Grissom

The walls in Nathan Gonzales' Capitol Hill office are covered with campaign paraphernalia from across the country — even a few bumper stickers from Texas races. Just about every available surface space is piled high with documents, data and memos about political races. The political editor of the respected and influential Rothenberg Political Report says his office looks like it might need intervention from A&E's reality-show Hoarders. He's not wrong.

And Republicans in Texas should hope he's not wrong when it comes to his predictions for next week's elections, either. Gonzales sat down with the Tribune in his D.C. office recently to give us a Washington perspective on the Texas governor's race, who's at risk in the state's congressional battles and what decennial redistricting could mean for the major parties. The gist: It's looking good for Republicans.

Watch the whole interview below:

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