Left in Texas: Rick Perry Soft Launches 2016 Bid & Wendy Davis Slams Greg Abbott With 1st TV Ad

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For the week of August 4th, Imad and I discuss the biggest news in Texas politics.

There is Wendy’s new explosive ad that kick started the official campaign season a bit early, Abbott’s response and how it all fits into the bigger picture of the narrative so far. Will it be enough to derail his campaign or can it help her chip away at his lead?

We also talk about Rick Perry’s presidential campaign soft launch at RedState this year and why he is still getting attacked from the right for his position on immigration.

Watch Wendy’s new ad and listen to the full podcast!

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Joe Deshotel

Joe was born and raised in Beaumont, Tx, but live music and politics brought him to Austin. He has worked in and around government and elections for over a decade including for a member of US Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and commuting on his electric skateboard. Follow me on Twitter at @joethepleb.

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