Most November elections in the state are meaningless. But primaries present liberals with an opportunity to exert their electoral influence.
The North Texas state senator voted to acquit the attorney general in September but has called for new proceedings to evaluate Paxton’s fitness for office.
Party leaders want to close primaries to preclude Democrats from crossing over to vote for the more-centrist Republican candidates. But the data shows that few do so.
Ahead of Sunday’s AFL-CIO Senate Democratic primary debate, we came up with a slate of questions for both candidates. This is the only debate both Allred and Gutierrez, the race’s two front-runners, will attend.
The front-runner for the Democratic Senate nomination to challenge Ted Cruz is raising gobs of money without traveling the state much—a strategy seemingly favored by the national party.
As Miss Texas, Averie Bishop made headlines by taking on hot-button political issues. Now she’s running for the state House. And she doesn’t plan to stop there.
During the height of Texas’s unbearably hot summer a few months ago, I told you all how excited I was for winter. The period of June through August—when temperatures reached the triple digits and it was impossible to step outside without breaking a sweat—was a true test of my
Politicians have labeled the battle over Ken Paxton’s impeachment as one between centrists and the far right. It’s not, according to our analysis of legislators’ voting records.
‘The Ultimatum,’ ‘Married at First Sight,’ and ‘Love Is Blind’ have all shot in the state. If we do say so ourselves, single Texans have a certain je ne sais quoi.
A weak slate of statewide Dems, a feeding frenzy among Republicans for open House seats, and some Abbott-versus-Paxton showdowns are all on the menu.
One group that’s surprisingly bullish on Democrats’ chances to win a statewide race in the near future: Republican operatives.
Some seem tired of working in a place where so little gets done.
The first stop of Ken Paxton’s revenge tour was in a North Texas House district, where his preferred candidate, Brent Money, reached a runoff.
In the latest showdown over immigration restrictions, Texas representatives got into a heated confrontation on the floor.
The Texas Legislature Keeps Trying to Ban Vaccine Mandates for Private Businesses. This Time It Might Actually Be Successful.
Republicans need a win after a summer of infighting. But party leaders are ignoring several potential consequences in moving hastily on this issue.
Once a rising star in the Republican Party, the former congressman’s pitch as a “common-sense” Republican didn’t resonate with today’s GOP.
Ahead of a special legislative session, the governor has implied there will be political consequences for those who get in his way.
The attorney general is going on a right-wing media tour to complain—with no evidence—about a bipartisan conspiracy against him.
The mistress’s testimony that wasn’t, Rusty Hardin’s snafu, a dismissed motion to drop all the charges, and more.
The Texas state representative and Church of Christ pastor from DeSoto is the third prominent Democrat to enter the race.
The film by right-wing activist Michael Quinn Sullivan is a warning to Republicans who might vote for Ken Paxton's impeachment.
Meteorologists predict a cool, wet winter as the Pacific jet stream floats over Texas.
The governor attracted strong support from small-dollar donors, but a large chunk of his haul came from multimillionaires and billionaires who quietly cut six-figure checks.
National party leaders are stoutly backing the centrist U.S. representative from Laredo, hoping to avoid a primary from a progressive.
The former U.S. congressman from Texas on his bid to beat Trump, artificial intelligence, his zodiac sign, and more.
The Florida governor is still popular with many grassroots Republicans here, but most of the likely primary voters seem unready to abandon the former president.
No Democrat has won a statewide election in Texas since 1994, but Colin Allred and Roland Gutierrez have something working in their favor that Beto O’Rourke didn’t.