Our daily digest is a mid-day update on the stories we’re following in Texas politics today. Here’s what we’re watching:

 

Who will challenge Gov. Abbott?

Governor Greg Abbott is expected to officially announce his reelection bid on Friday. It’s set to take place in San Antonio, in the same spot he unveiled his original gubernatorial bid exactly four years ago.

But the burning question: who is going to run against him? No Democrat has expressed any interest so far.

Tonight we take a look at the Democratic possibilities and ask the Texas Democratic Party — what’s up?

 

Redistricting Trial Day 3:

The legal battle over the state’s political maps continues today in San Antonio federal court. The focus today has turned to the state’s congressional maps.

 

Trump/Russia Probe:

Texas Republican lawmakers are keeping relatively quiet on those emails released by Donald Trump, Jr. in which he appeared eager to accept information from the Russian government that could have damaged Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Democrats, meanwhile, are calling it proof of collusion with Russia. Our DC reporter Alberto Pimienta will have reaction from Texas lawmakers in Washington.

 

Political Analysts:

And our political analysts, Democrat Harold Cook and Republican Ted Delisi, will be in to give their take on 2018, redistricting and Trump, Jr.

 

Bonus:

It’s stood tall over the Texas State Capitol building for nearly 100 years. And now, the ‘Goddess of Liberty’ statue is getting some TLC at its new home in the Bullock Museum. Check out the up close features on the 16 feet tall, 3000 pound statue on Capital Tonight.

 

Capital Tonight airs weeknights at 7pm on Spectrum News. Join us for these stories and more tonight at 7!

 

Posted by Karina Kling

@KarinaKling