Republican party of Texas

Am I Blue?

Mar 11, 2013 By Paul Burka

The consultants behind Battleground Texas believe the state is ready to swing back to the Democrats. They could learn a thing or two from the Republicans.

Here Comes George P. Bush

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Is this man running for office? It sure looks that way. He just filed "an appoinment of a campaign treasurer" for a still-unspecified position.

Texas Republicans Cross a Border

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

In a huge departure from its past stances on immigration, the Republican Party of Texas came out in favor of a heavily regulated guest worker program in its 2012 platform. 

Bob Perry Needs a Hug

Jan 20, 2013 By S. C. Gwynne

Houston homebuilder Bob Perry was the nation's largest individual political donor and the man criticized for helping to popularize “Swift boat” as a verb.

George P. Bush’s Star Continues to Rise

Aug 6, 2012 By Sonia Smith

George P. Bush, nephew of Bush 43 and the grandson of Bush 41, is taking a prominent position in the Republican Party of Texas, a move that cements his status as a future political star. 

The Party Never Ends!

May 31, 2012 By Paul Burka

You might think they’re invincible, but Texas Republicans could soon find themselves in peril. At least that’s what Steve Munisteri says. And he should know.

RPT Secures Voter I.D. Pledges

Apr 29, 2009 By Paul Burka

Fifty-two of the seventy-six House Republicans signed a document prepared by the Republican Party of Texas (a link is on the Quorum Report) pledging to insist on the inclusion of four core principles in a Voter I.D. bill. These principles are: 1. Ensure a valid photo identification is needed to…

The Speaker’s Race: Shock and Awful

Dec 1, 2008 By Paul Burka

Things are about to get ugly in the speaker’s race. The Craddick forces, led by several longtime loyalists (I want to run another check on the names), are trying to stir up a coordinated campaign to put pressure on wavering colleagues to vote for Craddick. According to credible reports I…

The Honeymoon Is Over

Jan 1, 1997 By Paul Burka

In the last legislative session, George W. Bush’s moderate program won over Bob Bullock, Pete Laney, and other top Democrats. But this time, Bush’s agenda is more partisan, and Republicans are measuring his presidential potential—so Texas politics is going to get ugly.