It appears Gov. Rick Perry’s handling of the border crisis is resonating with Republican voters. According to a new Fox News poll, 12 percent of the Republicans polled said they’d like to see Perry become their party’s nominee for President in 2016. The results have him tied for first place with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

In Wednesday’s Capital Tonight, we examined how much of the governor’s political comeback is due to his handling of the border issue.

LOOKING BACK

How much better prepared is Gov. Perry for a possible presidential run now than he was in 2012? The Quorum Report‘s Harvey Kronberg joined us to address that question and more.

LAWMAKER CONVERSATION 

Between multiple committee hearings and a statewide tour on women’s health issues, it’s been a busy summer for Democratic Rep. Donna Howard. She joined us in-studio for an update on the issues she’s been involved in.