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.
Two-fifths of Texas Republicans say they would never vote for a Bush.
Texas’s attorney general is seen as the most beatable statewide Republican, but Rochelle Garza and Joe Jaworski are struggling to motivate the Democratic base.
The new voting law passed by the Legislature created headaches for those who cast ballots, but the problems with election administration in Harris County run far deeper.
Beyond Beto O’Rourke, the candidates on the party’s statewide slate are short on experience in elective office and in statewide campaigns.
Monica De La Cruz, Mayra Flores, and Adrienne Peña-Garza, all from Hidalgo County, hope to flip congressional seats across the region.
Republicans and Democrats Are Both Claiming Victory Based on South Texas Primary Turnout. Who’s Right?
Trying to use March voter counts to predict results in November, as many politicos have done over the past week, is fraught.
Greg Abbott wins the GOP nomination outright, Ken Paxton is heading to a runoff against George P. Bush, and democratic socialists running for U.S. House have a good night.
The new maps have done away with nearly every competitive district, meaning most races will be decided next week or in the May runoffs.
With Republican incumbent Ken Paxton's legal troubles, Democrats have plenty of contenders this year.
Former Texas GOP chair Allen West is a darling of the right wing. But the grassroots in Texas is not the kingmaker it used to be.
The three Trumpian firebrands came to support U.S. House candidate Christian Collins, whose primary run is dividing prominent Republicans.
Brazoria County is diversifying fast, but its top elected officials are all white.
The campaign for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, usually a low-profile affair, is getting more attention—and that’s a good thing.
In Texas's Republican primaries, the stop-the-steal message doesn’t seem to be catching fire.
The nine-term congressman and right-wing firebrand from Tyler is staking his career on unseating the indicted attorney general.
Jeb’s son is running for his political life in the Texas attorney general’s race. But Donald Trump may get the last laugh.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to Texas to back two candidates who share her platform.
He decided to mount a GOP primary challenge when COVID-19 policy was animating Texas’s right wing. But the governor stole his thunder.
The race to replace state senator Eddie Lucio Jr. features four candidates, each with a competing vision for the future of their party.
The lawyers in the district attorney’s office say they decided to run on their own, reflecting internal Democratic divisions over public safety.
That’s among our four takeaways from recent polling, as the primary election approaches.
Dan McQueen, best known for serving as Corpus Christi mayor for just 37 days, now wants to fly his personal autonomous aerial vehicle to D.C.
At the former president’s Saturday evening rally in Conroe, even candidates whose opponents he’d endorsed were out in full force.
The relative unknown has spent $1.4 million on her primary against Greg Abbott—on par with Allen West, a serious challenger. But why?
The rising GOP star's district was redrawn to protect him—but it might instead have created a problem for the representative.