2012 Elections

The Romney Effect

Jan 21, 2013 By Erica Grieder

The Republican nominee may have lost the election, but his margin of victory in Texas suggests how the state may be changing.

Election Night: Ten Takeaways

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Cruz cruises, Wendy Davis holds on, Pete Gallego scores an upset, Karl Rove gets cranky, and six other election highlights from around the state and country. 

Romney’s Texas Cabinet Members?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

U.S. Senator John Cornyn and outgoing senator Kay Bailey Hutchison were floated as potential members of a Romney administration, and Greg Abbott is a top choice to head the EPA.

Rick Perry Is Still Newsworthy

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

From Satan to sleep apnea, five headlines about Rick Perry following his Friday night appearance at the Texas Tribune festival and the publication of Oops, a presidential campaign e-book by the Trib's Jay Root.

O Dubya, Where Art Thou?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Peter Beinart of the Daily Beast argues that it's George W. Bush—and the way the country feels about his presidency—that will determine the 2012 election. 

Ron Paul Still Won’t Endorse Romney

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The just-about-former Republican presidential candidate told the New York Times he was only invited to speak at the Republican National Convention if he gave the party's nominee his full endorsement. 

Dew Gets Booed

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

The audience, which had loudly applauded most of Governor Perry's speech, started booing when he reiterated his support for Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

Why John Bradley Lost

Jan 21, 2013 By Pamela Colloff

Williamson Country District Attorney John Bradley faced a resounding defeat in a race that became a referendum on his handling of the Michael Morton case. 

Paul v. Paul

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Ron Paul debated economic policy with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Bloomberg Television, but the throwdown had no teeth.

Dewhurst Releases New Ad

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

David Dewhurst's campaign put out a new commercial last week that focuses on his father's military service and curbing deficit spending.