Civil Affairs: Senate

CIVIL AFFAIRS

AMID all the talk of the gubernatorial and the lieutenant governor campaigns, as well as the competitive local primaries, it is easy to lose track of the many other important positions Texans will be voting on at the polls this year.

Perhaps the most underrated of these contests is the race for the U.S. Senate. With fiercely competitive primaries for both the Democratic and Republican candidates, the two primaries thus far have nearly descended into a theater of the absurd. Particularly in the case of the Democratic primary, the major candidates have taken to attacking one another and focusing on unrelated issues such as endorsements from state senators rather than debating policy or zeroing in on the incumbent. The three major candidates, David AlameelMichael Fjetland and Maxey Scherr, are doing this at the expense of productive campaigning against Senator Cornyn.

Please read the full column at THE DAILY TEXAN.