Our daily digest is an update on the stories we’re following in Texas politics today. Here’s what we’re working on for 7pm:


Gov. Abbott Calls White House Disaster Aid Bill ‘Inadequate’:

Top Texas Republicans are slamming the Trump administration’s $44 billion disaster aid request.

On the heels of a trip to Washington, Gov. Greg Abbott says it’s far from what he wanted. Even the state’s senior senator isn’t happy with the White House’s actions.

Both Abbott and Sen. John Cornyn pointedly expressed their dissatisfaction during a press briefing Friday.

At 7 – hear what they had to say. Plus what federal officials are giving the state when it comes to rebuilding.


Trump Blasts Franken, Mum on Moore:

Governor Abbott was also asked about the sexual assault allegations surrounding Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore Friday.

“The allegations are disgusting and if they are true I think he should not be in the race,” Gov. Abbott said.

Meanwhile, Moore is falling behind in the polls to the Democratic candidate. And on Capitol Hill, a Senate ethics Investigation has been called for into allegations that Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped a radio news anchor back in 2006.

Both political parties are facing fallout, but President Trump is only partially weighing in. We’ll have the latest at 7.


Reporter Roundtable:

We’re one week into the 2018 candidate filing period. But big questions of who will round out the ballots remain. Joining us tonight on our reporter roundtable to break down who’s in and who’s out so far, Bob Garrett with the Dallas Morning News and Mike Ward with the Houston Chronicle.


PolitiFact Texas:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz recently suggested that the Obama administration bears some responsibility for the mass shooter in Sutherland Springs being able to acquire guns.

Gardner Selby of PolitiFact Texas is in tonight to put that claim to the truth-o-meter.


Capital Tonight airs weeknights at 7 on Spectrum News.


Posted by Karina Kling