joined the Tribune in 2014 as the publication's first Washington Bureau Chief. In this role, she won the 2017 National Press Club Award for Washington Regional Reporting. Previously, she covered political campaigns, House leadership and Congress for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper. A seventh-generation Texan, Abby graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in Fort Worth and has appeared in an episode of "The Bold and The Beautiful." Abby pitched and produced political segments for CNN and worked as an editor for The Hotline, National Journal’s campaign tipsheet. Abby began her journalism career as a desk assistant at NBC News in Washington, working her way up to the political unit, where she researched stories for Nightly News, the Today Show and Meet the Press. In keeping with the Trib’s great history of hiring softball stars, Abby is a three-time MVP (the most in game history —Ed.) for The Bad News Babes, the women’s press softball team that takes on female members of Congress in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball breast cancer charity game.
The Quinnipiac University poll also took a snapshot of Texas' gubernatorial race, showing Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with a prohibitive lead over his Democratic rival, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, 58 percent to 38 percent.
Jackson A. Cosko is accused of "doxing" three Republican members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee who were at the center of last week's controversial U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.
At the closing keynote of the Texas Tribune Festival, the Senate hopeful said the police report of his 1998 drunk driving arrest is incorrect and reaffirmed his commitment to not seek higher office if elected.
According to a pair of videos posted online, a group of opponents to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh hounded U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, out of a Washington, D.C., restaurant Monday evening.
Hegar, a veteran running against U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, suggested that the decision by Cuellar, a fellow Texas Democrat, to attend a fundraiser for Carter was an example of "the good old boys' club" in Congress.
Cuellar, who has served in the U.S. House since 2005, has long had a reputation as one of the chamber's most conservative Democrats. But Democratic leaders are hopeful MJ Hegar's bid against Carter gains traction.