After an election marred by malfunctioning machines, long lines, and a shortage of paper ballots, Republicans are contemplating big changes in the next Legislature.
Every two years the Democrats claim they will win by turning out new voters. Every two years they fail.
Every two years, the party tries to kick the football—and every two years, it misses. Good grief!
Only a handful of the state’s 219 legislative and congressional races were competitive. That was by design.
Greg Abbott defeats Beto O’Rourke. Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton defeat their Democrat opponents comfortably. Lina Hidalgo narrowly wins in Harris County.
Maryam Zafar, a college junior, wanted to improve the Round Rock schools she had attended. Then she saw how hard it was.
Local officials and civil rights activists worry that the attorney general could be laying the groundwork for challenging another election.
Gen Z Is More Liberal Than Older Generations. The Texas Right Has a Plan to Change That—One Local Race at a Time.
Amid a crowded field of conservative youth organizers, Run GenZ is supporting young candidates for local office across the state.
Weston Martinez can’t provide evidence for his claims of fraud in the 2020 election, but he is drawing crowds of right-wing activists across Texas.
Republicans are pursuing South Texas Latinos. Democrats are counting on the Dobbs abortion decision. Nobody knows who’s going to turn out to vote. And the polls are all over the place.
The fifteen-member State Board of Education will determine how public school educators and textbooks teach issues such as sexual orientation and race.
For the first time in fifty years, single-issue abortion voters are pro-choice. Can Texas Democrats capitalize on it?
State Republicans and local business leaders are betting big on the 38-year-old political newcomer, pouring nearly $5 million into her campaign to unseat County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Polls suggest the race is a dead heat.
If nonvoters were a political party, they'd win every election in the state.
The former president’s rally in Robstown was just like all his others in Texas, but he still commands state leaders’ attention.
Where’s the passion? Where’s the intensity? And where are the robot arms, Congressman?
Texas Election Chief Speaks Out on Conspiracy “Nuts,” Death Threats, and President Biden’s Legitimacy
In an exclusive interview with Texas Monthly, Secretary of State John Scott urges “stop the steal” activists to accept the 2020 election results.
Donald Trump’s baseless claims of fraud have made life more difficult and dangerous for poll workers.
The lieutenant governor’s rural bus tour looks more like an extended vacation than a reelection bid.
Friday Night Sound Bites: The Debate Between Beto O’Rourke and Greg Abbott Happened, but Did It Matter?
It’s become a Texas tradition to hold brief gubernatorial debates during high school football prime time.
Ahead of Friday’s gubernatorial debate, Texas Monthly’s news and politics team came up with hard questions for both candidates.
The Texas governor’s plan has been adopted by Ron DeSantis in Florida, and it has grown crueler as it spreads.
Texans have stood by their attorney general through two criminal indictments and a host of other scandals. Is there any misdeed that might stick to his Teflon coating before the November election?
On his summer barnstorming tour of Texas, Beto O’Rourke argued that Republicans are waging war against Texas values.
The region has long been characterized as adamantly opposed to abortion rights. But the reality is more complicated. And times are changing.
Victories by Mayra Flores and Michelle Vallejo illustrate the complex crosscurrents at work as the Tejano vote grows and splinters.
Mayra Flores won a special election to serve as the first Republican in the U.S. House from the Rio Grande Valley since 1871.
The nine-term U.S. congressman from Laredo first came to power after a bitterly contested recount that led some to call the election stolen.
Progressives Are Gaining in South Texas, but Henry Cuellar Appears to Have Narrowly Beaten Them Back
Jessica Cisneros’s challenge from the left animated some national Democrats against the nine-term congressman.
. . . and other key Texas Lege results from the primary runoffs.
First-time candidate Rochelle Garza cruised to the attorney general nomination, while Mike Collier and Jay Kleberg eked out narrow runoff victories over all-but-unknown opponents.
In the Republican runoff for attorney general, incumbent Ken Paxton—not to mention Donald Trump—got his wish.
Houston Republicans are going on the offensive in this week's election as a trial run for November.
Your guide to the 2022 Texas primary runoff elections.
Justin Berry was running a sleepy state House race against Ellen Troxclair before his policing at George Floyd protests came to the fore.
The Houston accountant has lost two statewide elections and knows the challenge of being a Texas Democrat. Why is he running a third time?
The former president played the usual hits at a rally Saturday, but rock musician Ted Nugent found new lows.
The Texas Railroad Commission candidate stripped down in a campaign video to get attention for her issues—and landed a spot in the May 24 Republican runoff. Which means it’s time to hear her out.
Democratic leaders have predicted that the leaked draft decision will get Texas liberals to the polls. History provides caution.
U.S. House candidate Jessica Cisneros predicts it will, but most national Democratic leaders are standing behind the incumbent, Henry Cuellar.
Frisco is one of Texas’s top school districts. Well-funded candidates for its board are running campaigns designed to stir discontent with public education.
Two right-wing activists in the high-performing, highly diverse Katy Independent School District aim to unseat incumbents in Saturday’s election.
Kevin McCarthy’s trip to Eagle Pass laid bare the bipartisan bankruptcy of U.S. policy.
Greg Abbott says yes. New polling tells a different story.
But for now, her two GOP challengers are busy slashing at each other before the May 24 runoff election.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate says he wants to have a dialogue with Texans of all persuasions. But in one rural community, Republicans worked to make sure he would have no place to talk or listen.
After a quarter century in statewide office, Texas’s most popular politician remains an enigma—even to the folks who keep electing him. But the truth about the governor is hiding in plain sight.
Conservationist, businessman, and filmmaker Jay Kleberg offers unusual qualifications for the job.
By chasing an early retirement and triggering a special election, veteran Rep. Filemon Vela of Brownsville has opened up a big opportunity for Republican candidate Mayra Flores.