The Associated Republicans of Texas co-chair is out to prove that clashing with Dan Patrick doesn’t make you a Republican In Name Only.
These two state legislators just might hold the key to the coming legislative session.
The El Pasoan who would be senator isn’t done yet.
The socially conservative Midland oil man has been putting a lot of money into the fight for the GOP’s soul.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus had a rocky relationship to say the least.
Castro has been enormously politically adept ahead of an expected run. O’Rourke’s popularity could present new challenges.
How the Texas Organizing Project is transforming the electoral landscape.
Nearly 300 bills have already been filed by Monday morning; the vast majority of them will never make it to the governor's desk to become law.
The Angleton Republican says he has 109 commitments when 76 are needed to elect him to the leadership post.
Governor Greg Abbott emerged as the top vote-getter on Election Day.
Gina Ortiz Jones said she's not ready to call for a recount in a race that is separated by only hundreds of votes.
While O'Rourke lost the race, there was a lot of love in the El Paso stadium.
At Houston's Post Oak Hilton on election night, supporters gathered to cheer and celebrate their candidate.
Ted Cruz won the Senate election, but he had no coattails. Some takeaways from election night.
An evening that included the unseating of longtime Congressman Pete Sessions saw the historic election of the state's first two Latinas to Congress.
A spirited campaign by opponent Beto O’Rourke made the race a national obsession.
The Republican calls for unity in Texas in his victory speech.
We updated this post throughout election night to bring you timely news and analysis as results rolled in.
How to interpret results as they come in—and not hyperventilate in the process.
The decision to postpone the exercise in El Paso, the home of U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, comes amid widespread criticism by members of Congress and civil rights groups.
Texas voter turnout is the highest in a midterm election precisely because O’Rourke stayed left.
The GOP enjoyed the strong support of young Texans in the 2000s, but that appears to be changing.
The fastest-growing minority group in the country had once been loyal to Republicans, but began showing an interest in Democrats.
Midland oilman Tim Dunn is best known for financing Empower Texans, but now he is putting $2.5 million into defeating Montana Democratic U.S. Senator John Tester.
Texas Monthly has been following the key races in the state all year; bookmark this page for the latest coverage, from Eric Benson’s ‘Underdog’ podcast to in-depth analysis by R.G. Ratcliffe and Carlos Sanchez as well as informative updates from Texas Monthly’s best writers.
One in five voters on the first day have no voting history and are wild cards in the Senate race.
An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming documentary explores how aggressive voter ID laws can inhibit voter turnout.
The Republican rally for Ted Cruz was a display of us-against-ourselves politics.
The president's rallies for Republican candidates are more often about him than about the candidates he’s endorsing.
A slew of inventive—and humorous—political videos are emerging in the closing days of this year's election.
Early voting in Texas for this year’s midterms begins Monday; these are some of the races in Texas generating the most buzz.
Irving Castillo hadn't seen his family in fifteen years. At the 'Hugs Not Walls' event, they were able to reunite—for 180 seconds.
Despite repeated attacks, Cruz never appeared cornered or defensive.
Let’s see where people are putting their money.
Candidate Neal Dikeman alleges that planned hour-long town hall in McAllen amounts to a massive in-kind donation to the Democrat.
In his forthcoming memoir, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member recalls leaving Texas for college at Stanford.
His final quarterly fundraising report of the election season is a new high for all U.S. Senate races in the country.
A new Quinnipiac University poll indicates Republican Senator Ted Cruz will easily defeat Democrat Beto O’Rourke. But could that poll and several others be wrong?
Our lack of a voter-verified paper trail and contingency planning make us vulnerable, says Rice University’s Dan Wallach.
The video ad reminds viewers of Donald Trump’s Ted Cruz insults and of Cruz failing to act ’Texas Tough.’
O’Rourke has spent more on social media advertising than any politician in America this year—other than President Trump.
The president's son tell supporters that Cruz and his father have patched things up since the contentious 2016 presidential campaign.
This city in West Texas was the largest in the country without a presence from the controversial health clinic.
Of course it wasn’t any wonder that our Texas senators couldn’t find it in their hearts or minds to consider Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s version of events.
Republicans are taunting the news media to treat O’Rourke’s DWI with the same vigor as the allegations against the U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
In their only debate, Valdez was often the aggressor, but could not force any Abbott errors.
Trailing badly, this may be Valdez’s best shot at changing the dynamics in her challenge to Republican Governor Abbott.
With sexual-misconduct scandals swirling, from Brett Kavanaugh to Charles Schwertner, how politicians talk about them could bite them at the polls.
Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, shares his views on some of the world’s biggest political hot spots.
The two candidates for U.S. Senate engage in a contentious discussion on a variety of policy issues.