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A longtime writer and journalist, Jessica was thrilled to join the Texas Signal where she could utilize her unique perspective on politics and culture. As the Features and Opinion Editor, she is responsible for coordinating editorials and segments from diverse authors. She is also the host of the podcast the Tex Mix, as well as the co-host for the weekly SignalCast. Jessica attended Harvard College, is a onetime fitness blogger, and has now transitioned to recreational runner (for which her joints are thankful).

Ted Cruz’s No Good, Very Bad Election

In the leadup to the midterm elections, Ted Cruz promised a “red tsunami.” That prognostication turned out to be wrong. With the re-election of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, Democrats officially retained control of the Senate. There are still outstanding...

Latina Candidates Get New Ad Boost

With Election Day on Tuesday, candidates are using every minute to get out the word about voting. Latino Victory Fund, a political action committee that backs progressive Latino candidates, announced a new round of digital and radio ad buys in support of a trio of...

A Troubling Turnout Trend

The first week of early voting in Texas is in the books. For those hoping that turnout would reach the astronomical levels of 2018, there’s disappointment. However, there’s still five days left of early voting before Election Day on Tuesday, November 8. Thus far,...

New Momentum For Michelle Vallejo

With early voting underway, the race to turn out voters is officially on in Texas. And while there are just a handful of competitive congressional races thanks to redistricting, one looks to be a true tossup. A new poll from Way to Win shows a dead heat in the TX-15...

The County That Could Decide Everything

With early voting starting today, all eyes are on the voters of Texas. And one county could portend where the state is heading. Tarrant County, which is home to Fort Worth, has been one of the fastest growing areas of the state. And slowly, the state’s third most...

New Poll Shows Garza Within Two Points

With less than three weeks until the November election, races are getting even closer in Texas. And the polls show the best chance for Democrats to flip a statewide seat is in the Attorney General’s race. A recent survey from Clarity Campaign Labs indicates the...

The Sole Gubernatorial Debate

The one and only debate between Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke will be held tonight in Edinburg. The debate will begin at 7:00 CST and will air on Nexstar stations around the state. There will not be a live audience for the debate, allegedly per the request of Abbott...

Charting Greg Abbott’s Charter School Affinity

As the campaign for governor churns into its final weeks, Greg Abbott has made a huge point of championing charter schools around the state. Charter schools are funded by the government but operated independently of the state. For conservatives in Texas, charter...