Inside Texas Politics: Tea vs. Tradition?

Ross Ramsey on WFAA TV's Inside Texas Politics, Feb. 9, 2014.
Ross Ramsey on WFAA TV's Inside Texas Politics, Feb. 9, 2014.

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, I talked with host John McCaa and Fort Worth Star Telegram reporter Bud Kennedy about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' surprising-to-some stance on open carry laws; how competitive the governor's race really is; the high-profile lieutenant governor's race that, on the GOP side, is going to put three prominent politicians out of office; New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's visits to Texas; GOP candidate for governor Greg Abbott's border security plan — and where the money to pay for it might come from; and whether the upcoming primary in Texas really reflects the narrative of Tea Party vs. traditional business-minded Republicans.

Also: McCaa and Kennedy sit down with A.C. Gonzalez, Dallas' new city manager, whose $400,000 salary represents a 24 percent bump over his female predecessor.


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