The Texas primary is right around the corner, and the candidates aren’t pulling any punches. Here’s a look at the stories we’re covering on tonight’s show.

U.S. Senate Debate

David Dewhurst, Ted Cruz, Tom Leppert and Craig James will debate again tonight in Houston, this time with Democratic candidates Paul Sadler and Sean Hubbard on stage as well. The Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Public Media and the University of Houston are hosting the forum. Our reporter, Alana Rocha, will be live from outside the debate hall.

Big Money Politics

Campaigning across Texas is expensive, and this year there is more money than ever being pumped into the race. The reason: SuperPACs. Last week we looked at some of the negative ads flooding the airwaves.
Tonight, we’re digging deeper. We’ll talk to Rob Johnson, executive director of the Texas Conservatives Fund, a pro-Dewhurst SuperPAC.

Auma Obama

Tonight we will also be joined by someone who knows Pres. Obama like no one else: his half-sister. Auma Obama, who grew up in Kenya, met the president in her 20s. She’ll join us to talk about her brother, the First Lady and her recently written memoir.

Capital Commentators

As always, Harvey Kronberg of the Quorum Report, Democratic Strategist Harold Cook and Republican Strategist Ted Delisi will be here to give us their take on the week in state and national politics.