Harvey Kronberg has been covering Texas political conventions at the Quorum Report for three decades. These gatherings don’t nominate candidates, but as Kronberg explains, they have plenty of drama. The 2018 Texas Republican Convention kicked off in San Antonio on Thursday, so Harvey and I explore the dynamics surrounding the party and event. Why did AT&T withdraw a $100,000 pledge? Why is a reception for House Speaker Joe Straus an aggressive statement? Kronberg joins me via Skype to discuss these questions and more.

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Rick Casey

Rick Casey's career spans four decades of award-winning reporting on San Antonio. He previously worked as a metro columnist for the former San Antonio Light and, later, the San Antonio Express-News.