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


Abbott Reelection Announcement:

Governor Greg Abbott is officially running for reelection. The governor made the announcement in San Antonio today at the same site as his original gubernatorial announcement four years ago. The date is also significant.

Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the accident that paralyzed the governor. His ability to overcome that setback and rise to the state’s highest political office has been one of the hallmarks of his career — and even the basis for the title of his book “Broken but Unbowed.”

The Governor took to Facebook yesterday, boasting about the promises he made when he took office and outlining how he got those promises done.

Our Annette Garcia was in San Antonio for the announcement and will have a full recap at 7pm.


1 on 1 with Wendy Davis:

Abbott’s former gubernatorial rival will also join us to discuss what it was like running against Abbott. Hear her take on the future of the Democratic Party and what it needs to do to be competitive. We’ll also ask about her future political plans.


Tech Companies Powering up for Bathroom Battle:

Over the past five years San Antonio’s tech scene has grown. One thousand IT companies and 35 thousand tech workers call it home. Leaders want tech to grow, but worry the so-called bathroom bill likely to be debated during the special session could make it difficult to recruit more talent. Our Alese Underwood spoke with several tech CEOs and will have the full story on Capital Tonight.


PolitiFact Texas:

Gardner Selby will also be in to put Energy Secretary Rick Perry and State Rep. Paul Workman to the truth-o-meter.


Join us for these stories and more tonight at 7pm.


Posted by Karina Kling