On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey offer an Election Day preview. With early voting over, both sides are expressing hope in the numbers. But the actual results will tell the tale of who's right, who's wrong and whose get-out-the vote efforts were more successful.
In the segment from Austin, Ross talks about recent polls — including the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll — showing Republican Greg Abbott far ahead of his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis; the debate between incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and his Democratic opponent, David Alameel; and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's request for a price tag to extend the National Guard presence on the border through 2016.
Also: Why the GOP might be running negative ads despite their commanding lead in every poll; the rare apology offered by the Republican Party in the HD-105 race; Jason and Bud talk to Republican and Democratic strategists Mari Woodlief and Matt Angle; Jason interviews Planned Parenthood of America president Cecile Richards; and a debate over a medical worker being quarantined after returning from Sierra Leone.
Editor's note: The introduction to this week's show was inadvertently cut from this video clip.