Beto O’Rourke came out on top of a poll of progressives, prompting Bernie Sanders supporters to complain.
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.
Governor Greg Abbott emerged as the top vote-getter on Election Day.
The civil rights group filed a complaint one day after the Border Patrol postponed an Election Day "crowd control" exercise.
Gina Ortiz Jones said she's not ready to call for a recount in a race that is separated by only hundreds of votes.
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.
In Episode 3, we travel to the Rio Grande Valley, where voter turnout is historically low.
In addition to deployment of Army troops, border nonprofits are seeing the beginnings of mass family releases.
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.
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.
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.
His final quarterly fundraising report of the election season is a new high for all U.S. Senate races in the country.
Can O’Rourke change the future of Texas politics, or will Beto-mania turn out to be another liberal fantasy? Listen to the first episode of ’Underdog.’
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.
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.
And it wasn't just because of Willie Nelson. We spent time on the ground at Austin's Auditorium Shores on Saturday night, and here's what we found.
In their only debate, Valdez was often the aggressor, but could not force any Abbott errors.
...and they've loved him long before Willie Nelson stepped up.
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.
The attorney general’s office says that Texas law supports the school.
Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, shares his views on some of the world’s biggest political hot spots.
A California man wonders why people are angry at everyone's favorite Texas country artist
The two candidates for U.S. Senate engage in a contentious discussion on a variety of policy issues.
The former Democratic kingmaker would also be happy to see a blue wave in November—but he’s not betting on it.
Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television.