The debate had the feel, at times, of an episode of Survivor—the little guys teaming up to clear their ranks before the real fight begins.
Seven Democratic hopefuls are within striking distance of Trump, with Joe Biden leading the pack.
A Q&A between filmmaker David Modigliani and Texas Monthly's Eric Benson, who followed O'Rourke for the 2018 'Underdog' podcast.
In a new presidential poll of Texas, Beto, Bernie, and Biden all look competitive against Trump. But it's far too early to make too much of that.
The strengths of Beto O'Rourke's senate candidacy have been cast in a harsher light now that he's a presidential contender.
A Joaquin Castro candidacy instantly makes next year's Senate race competitive, observers say.
In an interview with Texas Monthly, O’Rourke says he’ll offer “bold leadership”—but offered few specifics.
The outspoken congressman left a promising career in the CIA and became a rising Republican star. But his political balancing act is dicier than ever.
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, the 2014 gubernatorial candidate on her latest thinking about a potential run against John Cornyn, Beto O’Rourke’s future, and the status of the upcoming Sandra Bullock film centered on her filibuster.
A recent poll of Texas voters shows opinions about President Trump’s wall depend on where in the state you live.
The president also seemed focused on a nearby counter-protest featuring Beto O’Rourke.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey today, O'Rourke left his options wide open.
Our hero returns to his old stomping grounds in anticipation of the big Oprah interview.
John Cornyn may be vulnerable and 2020 looks even better than 2018 for Democrats—but who will run?
Plus reflections on the world's largest hairball, in Garden City.
Our hero reflects on hot dogs, ‘The Odyssey,’ and a killer Replacements track.
After more than four decades as one of the state's top political reporters, Ratcliffe has decided to retire from 'Texas Monthly.'
Immigration authorities dropped busloads of immigrants at a Greyhound bus station without giving warning to local officials, despite having promised to do so.
As the congressman from El Paso and former U.S. Senate candidate departs the House, he expresses regret and pride about his effort at teaching America about the border.
Beto O’Rourke came out on top of a poll of progressives, prompting Bernie Sanders supporters to complain.
Beto O'Rourke said contractor is asking the Trump Administration to stop sharing information of potential sponsors with immigration agents.
Texas's senior U.S. senator says he will have to make the case for his re-election based on his positions, not those of the president.
Let's take a non-serious suggestion seriously.
Texas law would allow Beto to take a shot at the White House and at Senator John Cornyn at the same time.
In his first town hall since narrowly losing his election, O'Rourke shows he may not be ready to leave public arena.
Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that gets rid of straight-ticket balloting and this was its last election.
The El Pasoan who would be senator isn’t done yet.
Castro has been enormously politically adept ahead of an expected run. O’Rourke’s popularity could present new challenges.
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Despite Tight Race With Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke Got Fewer Votes Than Least-Popular Statewide Republican
Governor Greg Abbott emerged as the top vote-getter on Election Day.
Beto O’Rourke won’t be the next Texas senator. Here’s what happened in the final 36 hours.
While O'Rourke lost the race, there was a lot of love in the El Paso stadium.
Ted Cruz won the Senate election, but he had no coattails. Some takeaways from election night.
A spirited campaign by opponent Beto O’Rourke made the race a national obsession.
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.
On our latest podcast, we talk to the host of 'Texas Monthly' and Pineapple Street Media’s 'Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz' about the Senate race’s home stretch and what it all might mean come Wednesday morning."
On the eve of the election, Eric Benson examines the effects of early voting and the possibility of a number of Democratic victories come Tuesday.
The GOP enjoyed the strong support of young Texans in the 2000s, but that appears to be changing.
How a New York guerrilla artist has been stumping for Beto O'Rourke through mysterious coins.
In Episode 3, we travel to the Rio Grande Valley, where voter turnout is historically low.
One in five voters on the first day have no voting history and are wild cards in the Senate race.
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.
In the second episode of the 2018 Senate race podcast, we explore how Texas turned red.
Despite repeated attacks, Cruz never appeared cornered or defensive.