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Glenn W. Smith

Adviser, Progress Texas


Glenn W. Smith is senior advisor to Progress Texas and a longtime Democratic consultant. He served as a campaign manager for Ann Richards during her 1990 gubernatorial run and previously worked as a political reporter.

Latest Columns

Beware the post-primary soothsayers

Seal a tarot card inside a crystal ball, like a ship in a bottle. You now have a device just as capable of predicting general election outcomes based on primary election inputs as all the soothsayers sealed inside the post-Texas primary media bubble.

Why the indictment matters

Amid the political hubbub, here's the bottom line: The law doesn't grant a governor the power to withhold things of value in exchange for an elected official’s resignation. The lawyers and pundits saying otherwise are wrong.