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Tea Party-GOP Feud Could Spell Trouble For Rick Perry

USA Today | Catalina Carnia | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

If Ted Cruz does score an upset over David Dewhurst in tomorrow's Senate Republican runoff in Texas, a new poll shows it could be viewed as a"deep rep...

Paul Blumenthal

New Names Among 100-Plus Super PAC Mega-Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Super PACs had their biggest fundraising month ever in June when they raised a combined total exceeding $54 million. In total, super PAC...

GOP Candidate Hopes To Fend Off Palin Push In Tea Party War

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — As tea party superstars smelling an upset close ranks around conservative insurgent candidate Ted Cruz, traditional Republican f...

Palin, Other Tea Party Favorites Make Major Push In Tight Race

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Tea party superstars from across the country are converging on Texas in hopes of helping grassroots darling and U.S. Senate hope...

Super PAC Ad Says Texas Senate Candidate Contributed To Teen's Suicide

Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

In a devastating new ad, a super PAC allied with GOP Senate candidate David Dewhurst accuses his primary opponent, Ted Cruz, of helping contribute to ...

Republican Senate Hopeful Cruz Gets Boost From Super PAC

Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Just three weeks before his primary showdown with David Dewhurst, Republican Senate hopeful Ted Cruz is getting a major boost from a conservative supe...

Senate Candidate Banks On Tea Party Passion

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Ted Cruz has grown accustomed to having his campaign speech interrupted by whoops and hollering, shrieks of "Go Ted!" and even a...

Senate Primary Race Gets Ugly Over Immigration

Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

Texas GOP candidate for Senate Ted Cruz on Wednesday took a swipe at his primary opponent on immigration, the Houston Chronicle reports. David Dew...

Texas Senate Runoff Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R), running against Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz in a heated U.S. Senate primary, is distancing himself from President B...

Cruz Campaign Presses Rival

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz's campaign accused primary opponent David Dewhurst of stonewalling efforts for more debates prior to the Texas runoff elec...

Conservative Firebrand Could Shake Up Texas Senate Runoff

The Huffinton Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

A firebrand communications hire may help Texas GOP Senate candidate David Dewhurst beat back a tough runoff challenge from Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz...

The Trouble With Texas

James Moore | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
James Moore

There has been a political meme making the rounds for decades that Texas also has undue influence over the policies and economy of the rest of the nation, which begs the question: How can we be such bumpkins and also control America's destiny?

Perry Booed Over Tea Party Opposition

Texas Tribune | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking at the state’s Republican convention Thursday, fueled speculation that he’ll run either for re-election in 2014 or...

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...

Republican Senate Battle Headed To Runoff

AP | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and tea-party backed former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz are heading to a runoff in the state's Rep...

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...

War Waged In Texas GOP Over Who Is The Most Conservative

AP | By JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Like many Texas Republicans, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has waited in line for higher office for nearly a decade. Now that Kay Bailey H...

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...