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Joe brings over a decade of experience as a political operative and creative strategist to Texas Signal, where he serves as our Senior Advisor and does everything from writing a regular column, Musings, to mentoring our staff and freelancers. Joe was campaign manager for Lina Hidalgo's historic 2018 victory for Harris County Judge and is a passionate sneakerhead.

Weekly Polling Round-up

Now that Labor Day is in the rearview, things are heating up. Every week, the Signal will bring you a round-up of the latest polling in Texas politics. The Big News All eyes are on the top of the ticket, as the race remains largely static nationally, but tightening at...

Pro-Trump boat parade meets blue wave

Saturday, September 5th was the type of idyllic day that screams for a trip to the lake. For a group of Donald Trump supporters who had emblazoned their boats with MAGA flags as far as they eye can see, their jubilation this Labor Day weekend would quickly be dampened...

Texas GOP Continues Brazen Vote By Mail Lie

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked efforts by Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins to send vote by mail applications to every registered voter in Harris County. The decision was forced by a lawsuit from indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton, best...

Trump botches hurricane response

For a few moments on Thursday I felt as if the velocity of disinformation from the Republican National Convention had dulled me into a concussive, pharmacological blur and then I remembered Donald Trump is somehow president and what I was seeing was not an aberration...

GOP chooses to boldly stand for nothing

In news that few anticipated, on Sunday the GOP conceded defeat in the marketplace of ideas and adopted a resolution not to pass a platform at this week’s Republican National Convention. For those of you that think this seems extraordinarily odd, well...it is. Anyone...

Op-Ed: Misdirection as Political Theater

By now you’ve probably heard the news that on Tuesday, the so-called Big Three of Texas government held a press conference in Tarrant County and launched their latest salvo in their long held feud with the City of Austin. In response to the Austin City Council...

How Kamala Harris Can Turn Texas Blue

After months of speculation and weeks of growing anticipation, former Vice President Joe Biden made it official on Tuesday and selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris is a historical selection for a number of reasons, it also marks the...