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Friday, September 27 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Will the Texas House Flip?

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It’s a longshot, but Democrats see a path. Republicans are girding for battle.

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Cassandra Pollock

State Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Pollock began as a state political reporter for the Tribune in 2019. She previously served as an engagement reporter for the publication after serving as a fellow during the 85th legislative session. Pollock has also reported for The Daily Texan and The Washington Examiner in Washington... Read More →

Speakers
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Royce Brooks

Executive Director of Annie's List
Brooks joined Annie’s List, an organization that works to get more women elected in Texas, in 2018. Previously, she served as the first chief equity officer for Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked with city leaders to develop policies to address inequality in the city. She also worked... Read More →
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Manny Garcia

Executive Director of the Texas Democratic Party
Garcia began as executive director of the Texas Democratic Party in early 2019 after serving as the party’s deputy director for four years. He also has served as the party’s communications director. Previously, Garcia worked as director of policy for the Texas House’s Mexican... Read More →
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Jamie McWright

President of the Associated Republicans of Texas
McWright has served as the president of the Associated Republicans of Texas, a nonprofit that works to get Republicans elected to office in Texas, since 2014. Previously, she spent 11 years on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s staff in Washington, D.C., where she held roles including legislative... Read More →
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Steve Munisteri

Special Adviser to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s 2020 Campaign
Munisteri began serving as a senior adviser to U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s 2020 reelection campaign in February. Previously, he spent two years as deputy director of the Office of Public Liaison and as deputy assistant to President Donald Trump in the White House. Munisteri also... Read More →


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