Breaking Down the Texas Governor's Race - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/4/02

Breaking Down the Texas Governor's Race

For months, we've seen the negative ads and heard the mudslinging. Now, just one day before elections do voters really know what the issues are in this year's gubernatorial race. NewsChannel 11's Ashley Stacy hit the streets today to find out.

Of the people we talked to, it seems they are ready for the governor's race to be over, but many of them still aren't clear on what the candidates stand for.

"I don't know anything they stand for because of all the mudslinging."

"I didn't have any problem making my decision, my decision was made before they started pounding on each other."

"There's so much negative advertising its a competition for who can be the most negative I'm not real enthused with either of them right now."

Texas Tech Political Analyst Brian Collins says it's been a tough race to follow. "It's been a little bit difficult because the focus for both candidates has been on their records and their character which is appropriate but their hasn't been much emphasis on their issues," said Collins.

So we asked Collins to try to clear it up for us before election day. "I think both candidates are very much standard barriers for their parties. So both candidates are concerned with education, and insurance and health care. Where the differences begin to emerge is in the ways in which they address those issues," Collins said

Collins says both Rick Perry and Tony Sanchez plan to tackle the issues as their party's would. "I think Sanchez addresses them in traditionally democratic fashion using government programs and agencies to solve the programs and Governor Perry is interested in solving the same problems with republican ways like less regulation and allowing the market take care of it," Collins says.

Brian Collins expects many people will vote straight ticket in this election, since neither candidate has really stood out. He thinks the outcome will be party driven.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Next Minneapolis police chief tasked with changing culture

    Next Minneapolis police chief tasked with changing culture

    Saturday, July 22 2017 1:49 AM EDT2017-07-22 05:49:17 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:53:39 GMT

    Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

    Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

  • Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

    Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:20:31 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:52:25 GMT

    One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump.

    One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump.

  • Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

    Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:30:57 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:52:10 GMT

    President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship.

    President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship.

Powered by Frankly