It’s a tough race to the governor’s office and the attacks on Sen. Wendy Davis are already getting personal. But is the campaign being too careful about controlling the candidate and the message?

In Friday’s Capital Tonight, we explored criticism from political journalists, and we heard the Travis County Democratic Party’s response to complaints after a mostly closed-off event.


From education reform to the race for lieutenant governor, the political world had plenty of food for thought this week. Christy Hoppe of The Dallas Morning News, Scott Braddock of the Quorum Report and Morgan Smith of the Texas Tribune joined us to sort out the most important stories.


Plus, Gardner Selby of PolitiFact Texas and the Austin American-Statesman joined us to look into claims by Rep. Louie Gohmert and Sen. Davis.