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Inside Texas Politics: The Race for Second Place

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, I talked with host Jason Whitely about the three-way race for second place in the GOP contest for lieutenant governor.

Ross Ramsey on WFAA TV's "Inside Texas Politics," Feb. 2, 2014.

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, I talked with host Jason Whitely about the three-way race for second place in the GOP contest for lieutenant governor; how the minimum wage discussion raised by President Obama in his State of the Union address might play out at the state and municipal levels in Texas; the heated battle between long-time incumbent state Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, and auto dealer Don Huffines (and its possible synergy with a strong challenge from the right to U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas); and whether gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis was able to put issues about her biography behind her after her daughters' defense and her speech last Tuesday.

Also on the show: more discussion of the Muñoz family's wrenching ordeal, with state Reps. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, and Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, weighing in on possible legislation in the 2015 session to clarify laws around the definition of death, pregnancy and rules for the termination of life support, and a debate on the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana laws in Texas.

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