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The emergence of such rising leaders speaks to an obvious truth in politics, Murray said: "'Winning is what creates star...
08/21/2020
The Democrats' national convention shone a spotlight on Texas' emerging bench — beyond the Castros and O'Rourke

The emergence of such rising leaders speaks to an obvious truth in politics, Murray said: "'Winning is what creates stars.'" #txlege #hounews

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/08/21/dnc-2020-texans/

During their party's national convention this week, Democrats got a glimpse of their roster of up-and-coming leaders. Among them were at least four Texans who aren't the usual suspects.

“'If the state is close, which there are a lot of indications that it will be, it could be tremendously important,' Murr...
07/16/2020
Harris County Democrats had record turnout in Tuesday's runoff. COVID-19 may have helped.

“'If the state is close, which there are a lot of indications that it will be, it could be tremendously important,' Murray said. 'The problem for Republicans is that they're just running out of room for error here. You start driving up turnout, you can see how their margin could disappear very quickly, because there's been no growth in the rural parts of the state where Republicans dominate.'”

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-County-Democrats-had-record-turnout-in-15411656.php

#txlege #hounews #houvotes

COVID-19 may have helped boost turnout locally and across the state, with the pandemic resulting in a longer early voting period and an increase in mail ballot applications.

"As far as what this means for the November election, Murray anticipates heavy participation.He suggested as many as 10 ...
07/16/2020
Voters show up in record numbers for primary runoff election in Texas

"As far as what this means for the November election, Murray anticipates heavy participation.

He suggested as many as 10 million people statewide, including 1.5 million in Harris County, may cast ballots in the presidential election."

#txlege #houvotes #hounews

https://abc13.com/politics/voters-show-up-in-record-numbers-for-primary-runoff-election/6319084/

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 224,000 people went out to vote compared to more than 108,000 in 2018.

Talking today's TX runoff, it took me about 5 minutes to sweat through my shirt! #txlege #txrunoff
07/14/2020

Talking today's TX runoff, it took me about 5 minutes to sweat through my shirt! #txlege #txrunoff

“'You’ve got more people at home for more amount of time than ever, so eyes on screens are increased during this time. T...
07/07/2020
Retail politicking a 'new frontier' in time of pandemic

“'You’ve got more people at home for more amount of time than ever, so eyes on screens are increased during this time. The problem with that, from campaign perspective, it’s also the most expensive way to reach voters,' said Murray." #txlege

https://www.fox26houston.com/news/retail-politicking-a-new-frontier-in-time-of-pandemic

The pandemic is changing the way we live, do business, and — in this big election year — how campaigns are reaching voters and donors.

“The rural part of the state is sort of solidly in the GOP category and the big cities have gone pretty blue now, but it...
06/25/2020
Dissident Republican Groups Shift Into High Gear to Kick Trump While He’s Down

“The rural part of the state is sort of solidly in the GOP category and the big cities have gone pretty blue now, but it’s the burbs,” Murray said. “Especially suburban women in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. They’re the movable pieces of the puzzle.” #txlege

https://www.thedailybeast.com/dissident-republican-groups-shift-into-high-gear-to-kick-trump-while-hes-down?ref=scroll

“Our view is that you attack Trump as weak,” said veteran GOP strategist Mike Murphy. “You don’t attack him as fascist.”

06/16/2020
Murray Men On Politics - June 15, 2020

POTUS' health becomes a campaign issue; COVID-19 creeps back into the conversation. These issues and more on the last installment of Murray Men On Politics before a summer hiatus! #txlege #hounews

https://youtu.be/2yLT9Nsj1hE

Dr. Richard Murray and Keir Murray discuss politics and current events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/08/2020
Murray Men On Politics - June 8, 2020

New polls show a shift in the presidential race; Texas is in the spotlight. These topics and more. Catch the latest installment of Murray Men On Politics! #txlege #hounews

https://youtu.be/kZzmXTBiPwI

Dr. Richard Murray and Keir Murray discuss politics and current events during the COVID-19 crisis.

06/01/2020
Murray Men On Politics - June 1, 2020

The #GeorgeFloyd killing roils American cities; recent events upend Joe Biden's veepstakes; the Texas Supremes finally rule on expanded voting by mail, sort of. These and other topics on the latest installment of Murray Men On Politics! #txlege #hounews

https://youtu.be/eQVOgSxYEqw

Dr. Richard Murray and Keir Murray discuss politics and current affairs during the COVID-19 crisis.

05/26/2020
Murray Men On Politics - May 26, 2020

The politics of masks; TX number of uninsured explodes; the saga of vote by mail continues. Join Dr. Richard Murray & me for the latest installment of Murray Men On Politics. #txlege #hounews #houvotes

https://youtu.be/k70NNh1WAD8

Dr. Richard Murray & Keir Murray discuss politics and current events during the COVID-19 crisis. (Audio only.)

05/18/2020
Murray Men On Politics - May 18, 2020

Will the Biden campaign play in Texas? Gov. Abbott announces Phase II of re-opening the state. We discuss these stories and more on the latest installment (this one audio only) of Murray Men On Politics! #txlege #hounews #houvotes

https://youtu.be/CWbjlwIaoO4

Dr. Richard Murray & Keir Murray discuss politics and current events during the COVID-19 crisis. (Note: this episode is audio only.)

“I do think some of the vitriol has hints of sexism and potentially racism, too,” says political consultant Keir Murray....
04/25/2020
Backlash to Harris County Judge Hidalgo's mask order isn't warranted, might mislead public

“I do think some of the vitriol has hints of sexism and potentially racism, too,” says political consultant Keir Murray. “When you see a caricature comparing her to Dora the Explorer — that is what it is on its face, right?”

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Grieder-Backlash-to-Harris-County-Judge-15226156.php

After nearly 16 months in office, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo surely knows that criticism comes with the job — and she has shown she can handle it. But the backlash that Hidalgo has received since issuing an order that will require county residents to start wearing face coverings or masks in ...

03/26/2020
Murray Men March 26th podcast

Our new confinement lifestyle presents its opportunities. I joined Dr. Richard Murray (my dad) for a first installment of Murray Men On Politics, where we discuss the state of play in the context of COVID-19. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiOQVL97l70

Dr. Richard Murray & Keir Murray discuss politics and current events during the COVID-19 crisis.

Enjoyed the chance to have a thoughtful conversation with Beto O'Rourke about this extraordinary moment we are living.
03/13/2020
SignalCast 3/13/20 — Beto O’Rourke, Nick Wertsch, and ‘Housekeeping’ District 66 by Texas Signal Podcast • A podcast on Anchor

Enjoyed the chance to have a thoughtful conversation with Beto O'Rourke about this extraordinary moment we are living.

In this week’s episode, senior Signal consultant Keir Murray first talks to former El Paso Congressman and presidential hopeful Beto O Rourke about the Texas senate race and the lack of proper leadership regarding the coronavirus. Then Signal reporter Fernando Ramirez speaks with Nick Wertsch, a H...

"As Keir Murray, a Houston-based political consultant puts it, allowing the Republicans another mandate in Texas means m...
03/02/2020
Opinion | Is Texas Big Enough for Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders?

"As Keir Murray, a Houston-based political consultant puts it, allowing the Republicans another mandate in Texas means more low-wage jobs, and more people who don’t get decent schools for their kids and who don’t get the future they deserve."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/01/opinion/bernie-sanders-texas.html

A candidate who calls himself a democratic socialist wouldn’t seem to be the likely savior of Democratic politics in Texas.

“We’ve seen a lot of talk about an increase in youth voters, but there’s not a tremendous amount of evidence for that so...
02/29/2020
Early voting turnout 'healthy but not historic' for Harris County Dems

“We’ve seen a lot of talk about an increase in youth voters, but there’s not a tremendous amount of evidence for that so far,” Murray said. “In the Republican primary, it’s the usual suspects — old, white, habitual voters.”

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Early-voting-turnout-healthy-but-not-15094215.php

Democratic primary voters surged to the polls in Harris County Friday, surpassing turnout from 2016 but falling well short of their record-setting performance in 2008.

“Voters know so little about these candidates for these very important offices — in some cases deciding life and death —...
02/20/2020
In Democrats’ low-information judicial primaries, gender and ballot names may drive voters’ decisions

“Voters know so little about these candidates for these very important offices — in some cases deciding life and death — that they’re just picking names in many cases. It’s a bit mind-boggling,” Murray said. “I don’t know that there’s any ideal way to do it, but this seems less than ideal.”

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/02/20/texas-supreme-court-criminal-appeals-democratic-primary-2020/

Fourteen Democrats are competing for seven seats on the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals. How do you win when no one knows your name?

02/10/2020
Listen to the Houston's Morning News w/ Jimmy Barrett & Shara Fryer Episode - Keir Murray: Texas won't have an Iowa problem on iHeartRadio | iHeartRadio

Was happy to join KTRH 740 AM this morning to discuss the upcoming Texas primary.

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/139-ktrh-houston-morning-news-26994314/episode/keir-murray-texas-wont-have-an-57330335/?campid=homepage_featured_shows&pname=0&cid=%2F

Stream the Houston's Morning News w/ Jimmy Barrett & Shara Fryer episode, Keir Murray: Texas won't have an Iowa problem, free & on demand on iHeartRadio.

Taking a moment to congratulate KLM client Sallie Alcorn on her election to Houston City Council At-Large #5! Proud to h...
12/17/2019

Taking a moment to congratulate KLM client Sallie Alcorn on her election to Houston City Council At-Large #5! Proud to have been part of her success, and excited about her leadership at City Hall. #SallieForTheCity

“For all the money spent, all the bluster, all the hype — that has done nothing to increase turnout,” said Houston Democ...
11/02/2019
Early voting ends with surge in turnout across Harris County

“For all the money spent, all the bluster, all the hype — that has done nothing to increase turnout,” said Houston Democratic strategist Keir Murray. “We’re seeing a very typical, low-interest municipal election with the great majority of voters being people who always vote.”

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Early-voting-ends-with-surge-in-turnout-across-14803646.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

Early voting ended Friday with a late surge in turnout among Harris County voters, bringing the county roughly in line with most prior mayoral election years but short of the totals seen during the last city election in 2015.

"If you have a Democratic speaker who plays hardball and basically says to the lieutenant governor and the governor, 'We...
10/17/2019
A secret recording reveals GOP fears that Texas state House could turn blue

"If you have a Democratic speaker who plays hardball and basically says to the lieutenant governor and the governor, 'We're not going to pass any bills this session of any kind until we get a redistricting bill passed that's fair,' you could use that sort of power to shut down the session," Murray said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/secret-recording-reveals-gop-fears-texas-state-house-could-turn-n1057811

Should Democrats flip the lower chamber, they'll play a role in redrawing the state's congressional and legislative maps.

"While any Senate nominee would expect to draft on the presidential race and be buoyed by strong congressional and state...
09/30/2019
In Senate race to challenge John Cornyn, a crowded field of little-known candidates

"While any Senate nominee would expect to draft on the presidential race and be buoyed by strong congressional and state House candidates across the state, Murray said the question is, 'Can you have a Senate nominee who’s complementary to the top of the ticket in a way that can juice turnout with certain segments of the electorate a little bit more, in addition to the presidential candidate, that can then put the state over the top?'”

https://www.statesman.com/news/20190927/in-senate-race-to-challenge-john-cornyn-crowded-field-of-little-known-candidates

With early polls showing several Democratic presidential candidates running even or ahead of President Donald Trump in Texas, and the national Democratic

"O’Rourke is self-effacing, low-key guy, who comes across as fundamentally decent. I don’t think most Democrats, liberal...
03/20/2019
Opinion | Is Betomania Real or Phony?

"O’Rourke is self-effacing, low-key guy, who comes across as fundamentally decent. I don’t think most Democrats, liberals or everyday Texans knew much about his policy positions, or cared much. They liked him. People sensed he was being himself — not perfect, not having all the answers — but honest and good-hearted."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/opinion/beto-presidential-campaign.html

The advent of Beto O’Rourke’s presidential candidacy has Democrats arguing ferociously among themselves.

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