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Gromer Jeffers Jr.

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Past articles by Gromer:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis brings his culture war to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s turf

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won’t need much of an introduction at Saturday’s Dallas County Reagan Day Dinner. They know his name. They know his work. DeSantis... → Read More

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hits road to tout school voucher plan

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hopes renewed interest in parental rights will help his plan to push private school vouchers through the Texas Legislature. → Read More

Political dominoes could fall if Democrat Colin Allred takes on GOP’s Ted Cruz for Senate

The revelation that U.S. Rep. Colin Allred is considering challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz is creating a political domino effect. Most elected... → Read More

Dallas Democrat Colin Allred ponders Senate bid against Ted Cruz

In 2018, Colin Allred beat Republican Pete Sessions to flip a Dallas congressional district from red to blue. Now the former NFL player and Hillcrest High... → Read More

Ted Cruz seeking Senate reelection, but hasn’t ruled out presidential bid

Ted Cruz has seemingly taken himself out of the 2024 presidential sweepstakes, saying last week that he’s focused on being reelected to a third term in the... → Read More

3 takeaways from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of State speech

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stuck to a familiar script for his State of the State address by touting conservative themes that have been political winners for him,... → Read More

How Democrats are evolving on border security issue

After years of the Republican Party dominating the immigration conversation, President Joe Biden urged Congress to help secure the nation’s southern border... → Read More

Here’s why it will be hard to stop Donald Trump in GOP primary

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ upcoming appearances in Dallas and Houston reflect his growing popularity with the nation’s grassroots Republicans. It’s also a... → Read More

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis headed for Greg Abbott’s Texas turf to headline GOP fundraisers

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, widely considered a top 2024 presidential contender, is headed to Texas next month to headline two local Republican Party... → Read More

Expanded gambling gains momentum. Here’s why it may still fail in 2023 Texas Legislature

The drive to expand gambling in Texas has momentum. That’s the first time that can be said since Texas voters approved the constitutional amendment allowing... → Read More

Coming off bruising 2021 fight, Texas lawmakers see chance for bipartisanship

In this era of political polarization, bipartisanship can be an elusive goal. Activists on the fringes of political parties discourage their elected leaders... → Read More

With Greg Abbott inaugurated, Texas Democrats brace for another 4 years of GOP dominance

AUSTIN — As Texas Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his third inaugural address, Democrats prepared for another four years of resistance. For the party out of power,... → Read More

7 takeaways from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s inaugural speech

AUSTIN–Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday outlined an agenda for his third term as governor. His proposals -- light on specifics -- are in concert with... → Read More

Will Texas Gov. Greg Abbott develop signature achievement during third term?

AUSTIN — Greg Abbott’s tenure as Texas governor has been highlighted by crises. Since he took office in 2015, he’s had to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the... → Read More

5 ways Texas lawmakers could change the way you live

From Tuesday until Memorial Day, lawmakers will debate and pass many bills involving taxation, education, health care, infrastructure, social issues and more... → Read More

House disrupters will be lingering problem for GOP

The historically long process to choose a new U.S. House speaker highlights the power of a few insurgents to affect politics at the highest level. Twenty... → Read More

Here are intriguing political questions that will be answered in 2023

Gromer Jeffers forecasts the political things to watch in 2023 in national, state and local politics. → Read More

Moses’ staff, The Gay Place, hotel reservations among holiday gifts for Texas politicians

The holiday season is upon us, so that means it’s time for me to recommend gifts for politicians who were naughty or nice in 2022. The midterm elections... → Read More

Trump’s big-money Texas backers may be playing the field in 2024 GOP presidential race

The Dallas businessman who led Donald Trump’s campaign finance operation is taking a wait-and-see approach on joining the former president’s 2024 White House... → Read More

Can Georgia show Texas the way to purple?

Last week’s reelection victory by Sen. Raphael Warnock over over Republican Herschel Walker gave Georgia Democrats their fourth statewide triumph in two years. ... → Read More