US Senate Race

The US Senate race is tighter than ever, with a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows both the Republican and Democratic races headed to a runoff. While David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz are polling at the front of the pack, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert is seeing a bump. Capital Tonight’s Alana Rocha will sit down with Leppert to talk about his last minute campaign strategy.

The Race for CD 35

Thanks to redistricting, longtime Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett is running in a brand new district this election. This month, we sat down with Doggett’s opponents, Sylvia Romo
and Maria Louisa Alvarado. Thursday, it’s Rep. Doggett’s turn for a ‘Candidate Conversation.’ He will be joining Capital Tonight’s Karina Kling in the studio this week to talk about his reelection bid.

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.

Primary Night Coverage

Be sure to join us Tuesday night, for our special Decision 2012: Texas Primary coverage. We will be live from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Our Capital Commentators will join us; as will political analyst Scott Braddock and Texas Politics Project Director, Jim Henson

We’ll bring you up to the minute election returns, plus our reporters will have reaction from the candidates across the state.