joined the Tribune in 2014 as the publication's first Washington Bureau Chief. In this role, she covers members in the Texas Congressional delegation and campaigns back in the home state. A seventh-generation Texan, Abby grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to the Tribune, Abby worked for NBC, CNN, National Journal and Roll Call. At the Tribune, she won the 2017 National Press Club Award for Washington Regional Reporting and the Society of Professional Journalists' 2018 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington Correspondence. Abby is a contributing writer to the Almanac of American Politics and frequently appears on MSNBC, CNN and Sirius XM radio. She also had a role on an episode of "The Bold and The Beautiful." In keeping with the Trib’s great history of hiring softball stars, Abby is a three-time MVP (the most in game history —Ed.) for The Bad News Babes, the women’s press softball team that takes on female members of Congress in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball breast cancer charity game.
Asked about what separates him from potential presidential rival Ted Cruz, former Gov. Rick Perry talked about how executive experience would be a key selling point. Perry touched on several other issues in an interview with the Tribune and The Washington Post.
National Democrats still reeling from their midterm clobbering are intent on picking up congressional seats in 2016, and their eyes already are on Texas’ only competitive congressional district, the 23rd.
Over the weekend, federal officeholders filed their final campaign reports for 2014. They offer a glimpse into members of the Texas delegation who are sitting pretty financially, and which my need to get to work soon dialing for dollars.
If former Gov. Rick Perry, as expected, declares his candidacy for the 2016 presidential nomination, he won't have the help of an operative who had worked with Perry after his failed 2012 presidential run.
If Rand Paul runs for president — and he's widely expected to — don't expect a campaign that mirrors those of his father. During a weekend visit to North Texas, where he spoke at a pair of GOP events, Paul talked about building a broad coalition.
On a campaign swing through central Iowa, former Gov. Rick Perry on Monday presented himself to Jewish voters as a man of the world — one who toured Israel and Auschwitz as governor and remains friendly with foreign leaders.
In 2011, Rick Perry swept into Iowa late and unprepared. Nearly four years later, back in the Hawkeye State as he flirts with another presidential bid, he's making one thing clear: There will be no "Oops" moment this time around.
Houston lawyer Terry Giles' legal career has ranged from defending Richard Pryor to taking on Anna Nicole Smith. Now he's jumping into presidential politics as the top dog for Republican Ben Carson's nascent campaign.
The Texas delegation's reaction to President Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday was unsurprisingly split along party lines. U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz hoped for more, while U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro was full of praise.
A day after Gov. Rick Perry bid farewell to the statehouse, he spoke to Republicans at a national party gathering in San Diego, where he offered no specifics on his expected run for president — but alluded to the burgeoning campaign.
In his first sit-down interview as the new Senate majority whip, Texas' senior senator said President Obama isn't engaged, Harry Reid is an obstructionist and Ted Cruz and he disagree over tactics, not ideology.
U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's office is facing a lawsuit in which a former staffer has alleged sexual harassment. A Farenthold spokesman has denied the accusations, but operatives are mulling what could happen to the congressman on Capitol Hill.