After Texas Republican Susan Wright lost a special election to succeed her late husband as the 6th District representative in the U.S. House - despite an endorsement from former President Donald Trump - many observers started to question whether Trump was losing his influence with GOP voters.
But then on Tuesday, Trump-backed candidate Mike Carey won the Republican primary for Ohio's 15th Congressional District. So the question of the former president's "kingmaker" status is up in the air again.
We want to know what you think. Would former President Trump's endorsement make you more or less likely to vote for a candidate? Or would his endorsement make no difference in your decision?
Send your response (50 words maximum) to [email protected] by Wednesday, August 11. You can also mail your response to the Texarkana Gazette Friday Poll, at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX 75504 or drop it off at our office, 101 E. Broad St, Texarkana, Ark. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. We will print as many responses as we can in next Friday's paper.
Last Week: Switching Conferences?
Last week's question was about public universities switching athletic conferences. Should public universities require legislative approval to switch athletic conferences? Or should the decision be left entirely with the schools?
Why exactly does the legislature need to get involved in this? And why would these universities think that legal action should be taken in order to preserve their ability to compete?