Cornyn running again in ’26 | Gambling PAC pouring money into runoffs | Rutherford’s 3 Indy 500 wins – Pratt on Texas 5/24/2024

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Speaking to a caucus gathering at the Republican Party of Texas Convention in San Antonio, Senator John Cornyn says he is definitely planning to run for re-election in 2026. Gromer Jeffers, Jr. at the Dallas Morning News broke the story.

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Once a big investment has been made in certain politicians, it is costly to have one of them lose re-election and the gambling lobby knows it. Las Vegas Sands is pouring money into saving the race of Speaker Phelan as well as other incumbents.

Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 will remember Texan Johnny Rutherfords first, of three, wins at the Brickyard. Fort Worth Report has a great story on the speedy Texan.

Oil and gas drilling rig count falls.

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