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David Dewhurst

Dewhurst Challenges Cruz To Debate In Spanish

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he'll accept a debate invitation from his opponent Ted Cruz under one condition: that the debate be in Spanish. ...

Despite Some Victories, Tea Party Efforts Remain Largely Fruitless

Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Anti-incumbent fever is scarcely in evidence in the 2012 congressional primaries, despite costly effo...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Ted Cruz Still Cruising For Texas Senate Upset | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

Last night, Ted Cruz, who is vying for the Republican nomination in the Senate race to determine who will take over Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat, compl...

Texas Senate Race Tests GOP Establishment

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

The Republican Senate primary race to fill the seat left open by retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has been framed as Republican establishment versus...

Texas Race Proves To Be A Battle For New GOP

Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

By CHRIS TOMLINSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas -- The story line on the Republican Senate race in Texas is a now familiar one: A veteran po...

Key Race Becomes Proxy Battle Between Perry, Palin

USA Today | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

The Texas Senate GOP primary has now become a battle between Rick Perry and Sarah Palin....

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Make Major Shift | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night Indiana conservative upstart Richard Mourdock defeated 36-year incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary battle that featu...

Lugar and Dewhurst Test the Power of the Tea Party

Chris Ladd | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

The Tea Party's appeal may be waning nationally, but in the Republican heartland they remain a potent force. The Texas and Indiana Senate races are a fine test of the Tea Party's ability to drive the GOP farther and farther out of the national mainstream.

Texas Senate Race Turns Increasingly Nasty

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

The Texas Republican primary for U.S. Senate took an increasingly heated turn Thursday night, when Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz called opponent Lt...

Texas Senate Race Takes Negative Turn With New Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

A Senate race in Texas took a negative turn this week when Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) released a statewide television ad attacking his opponent, atto...

Paul Blumenthal

The Establishment Strikes Back In Senate Races | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six-term Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) seemed all alone in facing an insurgent Tea Party primary challenge from state treasurer Richard Mo...

Texas GOP Senate Primary Shaping Up As Tea Party Contest

Hotline On Call | Kevin Brennan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A primary within a primary in the race to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) was on full display at CPAC over the weekend. Former Te...

By Wealthy Men, For Wealthy Men: Texas Governor Rick Perry's Testosterone-Fueled Prize Package

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Governor Perry is giving his best campaigners a chance to win exclusive prizes -- because nothing says "grassroots" like Forbes Wealthiest Americans giving away free shooting lessons at a gun range.

Why I'm Running for Lieutenant Governor of Texas

Ronald Earle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald Earle

For sixteen years in Texas we've had one party rule and it's hard to imagine how anyone could say with a straight face that the officials currently in power have made things better for ordinary hard-working Texans.