Tribpedia: Matt Mackowiak

Matt Mackowiak is a Republican political consultant and pundit.  He is the founder and President of Potomac Strategy Group, a political consulting firm based in Washington, DC, and Austin.

He worked on the Bush-Cheney campaign during the 2004 presidential elections.From 2005-2007. Mackowiak was the Senate Press Secretary to U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, R-MT.  From 2007 until April 2009 ...

For Democrats, a Familiar Name and Tempered Optimism in AG Race

Democratic nominee for Attorney General, Sam Houston, addresses delegates on the final day of the  2014 Texas Democratic Convention held at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas,  June 28, 2014.
Democratic nominee for Attorney General, Sam Houston, addresses delegates on the final day of the 2014 Texas Democratic Convention held at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, June 28, 2014.

Democrats have big hopes for an attorney general candidate named Sam Houston. They believe his Republican opponent, Ken Paxton, is vulnerable because of ethical problems. Paxton’s supporters say Democrats have little cause for optimism.

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, officially files her candidacy for governor in front of a crowd of supporters at uShip’s headquarters in Austin on Nov. 9, 2013.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, officially files her candidacy for governor in front of a crowd of supporters at uShip’s headquarters in Austin on Nov. 9, 2013.

The Brief: Nov. 18, 2013

Texas Democrats find themselves in a position similar to that of the Houston Texans — wondering how to break a lengthy losing streak.