Texas Governor Candidates

Some Texas Southern University students and faculty have strong opinions or votes on the candidates in this year’s Texas governor election.

Many people have read, spoken, or heard about this gubernatorial election.

Midterm elections, as it is also called, become crucial for a candidate running for Texas governor. And this year’s election is sparking quite a buzz.

Both Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have gone back and forth over issues that were facing Texas.

Both come from different political parties; Democrat and Republican, respectively.

Besides those, many candidates from other parties like the Green Party, for instance, quietly join in the running for a chance to become governor.

But only time will tell if Texas is ever going to have a governor whose political party is one other than the Republican or the Democratic.

Throughout history, Texas has been a “red” state, as in, Republican. There have only been fewer Democratic governors in the state of Texas.

If one were to speak in sports terms, Republicans are considered the “favorites” while the Democrats are known as the “underdogs”. And, Republicans candidates in Texas have taken governor office a majority of the time.

Chances are that the favorite, in this case Abbott, is projected to become Rick Perry’s replacement. But in comes along Davis, who has been known to become the Democratic candidate to win office as governor of Texas.

Their debates, their positions in certain issues, and some of their persuasive actions have intensified the race, making it a very, close race.

Some students and staff members on Texas Southern University have been keeping up with this election. Some even talk about why this candidate or this candidate is going to be governor. Those that go to the TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law discussed about who they say could be governor.

School of Law student Pamela Moreno said she is voting for Wendy Davis because Davis’s “policies for women and equal pay” is what she, “as a woman”, agrees to those policies.

Marcos Soto, another law student, said he thinks Abbott becomes governor but is voting for Davis because Davis’s “policies” on the issues discussed in her debate are what he follows.

Then “a lack of education” is what Davis will fix if she gets elected.

On the other hand, two others being interviewed favored Abbott as Texas Governor.

Adam Andrews said he is going for Abbott because “Texas is a ‘red’ state.”

He went on to say that “his (Abbott) values are for Texas”. He also didn’t approve Davis’s wheelchair advertisement, which aimed at Greg Abbott.

Thomas Lee said he is voting for Abbott because “he is better situated for governor”. He also gave fair points on his take.

He discussed that Abbott is from Austin, Texas and “he studied legislature . . . learned under Rick Perry” and also has solutions to Texas laws and the border wars.

One interesting candidate is Kathie Glass. This Libertarian candidate, chosen by law student Gavin, has a solution to the “private property tax” issue. On this main issue is a reason why he is voting for her.

Silent candidates have been voted on or spoken of, but in the end, the Lone Star State may have another Democratic or Republican candidate as their governor.




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