What may be more troubling for Democrats is that half of the state’s voters still don’t know much about the two standard-bearers.
Retiring House Speaker Joe Straus helped finance business backlash against social conservatives.
The former Dallas County sheriff will take on the formidable and formidably funded Greg Abbott in November.
Ethnic politics has been an undeniable factor in the Democratic race to replace Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
The governor’s race gets the attention, but the undercard may be more important this year.
After the Santa Fe shooting, the lieutenant governor suggested hardening security at our schools.
State officials put emphasis on mental health and school ”hardening” to prevent future violence.
The left is taking Trump’s comment about MS-13 out of context. That doesn’t mean they’re wrong.
PETA claims the university is blocking criticisms of alleged animal abuse on Facebook.
The South Texas town’s new leader is part of a wave of LGBT candidates vying for political seats across the state.
The toughest opponent Lupe Valdez has for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination is herself.
A political action committee that targeted the winner of the primary is run by a hired gun with no apparent political allegiances.
"Women who are interested in politics need mentors so they can realize their potential if they choose to run for office. There’s a value to relatability, or being able to not only see women already in leadership roles but have access to them."
"I think there is a true opportunity right now for women—even more significant than when I was in state government. We’ve got so many running for public office now. Once they win and their numbers grow, we’re bound to move beyond 'me too' to something better."
"In the military, there’s a sense of camaraderie that can sometimes make people bystanders. Once people see that this kind of treatment is damaging to the group, that’s when they’ll speak up. We have to change it so that people are more embarrassed to stand by and let it happen than they are to stand up and say something."
"After I argued Roe vs. Wade the first time on December 13, 1971, I didn’t know if I was going to win or lose. I thought I’d better run for office to be in a position to prevent the passage of bills that would make abortion illegal or very difficult."
"The issue isn’t going away, because for once, women feel like they can speak up and that they are finally being heard. And I think as a body, the Texas Legislature needs to demonstrate that we’ve heard these women, and that we’re going to clean our own house."
"I disagree with those who say the #MeToo movement could go too far. That sentiment exhibits itself anytime there is an effective and active push for change, that somehow you're going to cause the unintended impact of actually hurting the cause."
But did the elected officials who spoke there realize that their arguments suggested at least one type of gun control?
A new super PAC wants you to F Ted Cruz—fire him, that is.
More than half of those in a new survey lack an opinion of Beto O’Rourke, but he’s still tied with Cruz.
A small-town sheriff took on his president and his governor and learned that facts can get in the way of a good political narrative.
Oilman Tim Dunn is investing in a super PAC trying to defeat the Democratic senate nominee after helping him win a seat in Congress in 2012.
Former congressman Steve Stockman was convicted of 23 counts of fraud in federal trial.
State Senator Sylvia Garcia steps down after winning the Democratic nomination for her Houston congressional seat.
The cornerstone document of our republic is under assault from the right and the left.
With at least a dozen states suing over a Trump administration decision to ask people their citizenship status in the next census, we separate facts from myths
The Texan talks about Donald Trump and Clayton Williams, growing up in the Richards household, and what comes after being president of Planned Parenthood.
A new study from two SMU scientists finds that oil and gas activity has made the ground unstable over a 4,000-square-mile swath of West Texas.
The London-based political profiling company is accused of harvesting 50 million Facebook profiles without users’ permission.
Just like the Texas debate over White and Valdez, national Democrats argue centrism versus liberal progressive policies.
Bitter argument leads former Texas first lady Linda Gale White to defend her son’s record.
The senate hopeful, fresh off an underwhelming primary win, talked about rejecting PAC money at SXSW.
The energy secretary outlined the Trump administration’s new direction at an oil and gas conference in Houston.
Watch our discussion of the winners and losers of this year’s Fall-of-the-Alamo primary.
Texas Democrats had their best off-year primary turnout since 2002 and still had fewer voters than the Republicans.
Are Texas Democrats headed for a comeback, or is it business as usual for Republicans?
With more than 1.5 million firearm owners in Texas, don’t count on political support for limiting military-style weapons.
From Laura Moser in Houston to a kung fu practitioner in Fort Worth, Bernie Sanders supporters are infiltrating the Texas Democratic Party. And Nancy Pelosi is not happy.
Voting in Texas still appears to be a habit of an older generation.
The candidate for Texas’s 7th Congressional District has seen an outpouring of support—and money—since coming under fire from the national party.
An analysis of the first four days of early voting in the March 6 primaries indicates that the fabled rebellion against the Republican social conservative leadership may not be materializing.
A bruising primary season is now splitting incrementalists from absolutists.
This test of will and political strength has become symbolic of the larger struggle in the Texas Republican Party this year.
The majority of members also received high grades for their voting record on gun issues.
Like liberal municipal laws before it, the controversial ordinance is already being threatened by conservative state lawmakers.
The jury convicted state Senator Carlos Uresti and co-defendant Gary Cain on federal fraud charges. Uresti immediately said he would appeal and declined to step down from office.
A plan to fix the Alamo site could have propelled the political scion to glory. Instead it’s become his biggest battle.
As if anyone needed further proof, MQS’s bogus mailer shows that he is no better than Russian trolls.
These eleven referenda could determine whether the bathroom bill or private school vouchers return for further debate.