The Evening Brief: June 4, 2012
Your evening reading: Dewhurst challenges Cruz; Parties prep for political conventions; and one in four Texas children at risk of going hungry.
- ¿Dewhurst Habla Español Mas Mejor Que Cruz? (TM Daily Post): "According to a Univision News report, Dewhurst has turned the tables on Cruz’s public challenge to have five debates by suggesting that the candidates conduct one speaking only Spanish. "
- Perry might be risking tea party credibility (San Antonio Express-News): "Gov. Rick Perry was quick to jump on the tea party movement, but he might be risking some credibility with his beyond-enthusiastic backing of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst."
- Historic Beto O'Rourke win didn't happen overnight (El Paso Times): "Beto O'Rourke's shoes told the story of where he had been and where he may go. Covered with dust, showing signs of wear and tear, the brown lace-up shoes gave away the endless block-walking undertaken by O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for Texas' 16th Congressional District, who in the primary election on Tuesday pulled off a historic upset by unseating longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes."
- Perry's gibes at Romney used in Obama campaign ad (Fort Worth Star-Telegram): "The Obama re-election team is fighting fire with fire, or Republican with Republican, in a video ad that uses clips from the GOP debates to attack presumptive nominee Mitt Romney."
- State parties reflected in convention cities (Houston Chronicle): "As Texas Democrats and Republicans pack their bags and head for their respective state conventions this week, their host cities are, perhaps, unintentionally symbolic."
New in The Texas Tribune:
- Mitt Romney Visiting Texas This Week: A week after Texas voters gave him enough delegates to secure the GOP presidential nomination, Mitt Romney travels to the Lone Star State this week to collect money for his campaign and tout his economic proposals.
- Hunger Study: One in Four Texas Children at Risk: "The study found that 27.1 percent of Texas children face food insecurity, lacking consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s definition. That number places Texas 11th -highest among states and the District of Columbia in percentage of food-insecure children."
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