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David Alameel Loses Texas Senate Race To John Cornyn

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democrat David Alameel lost the Texas Senate race to incumbent John Cornyn (R) on Tuesday. Alameel ran for Congress in 2012, but lost to Marc Vease...

John Cornyn Wins Midterm Election Race Against David Alameel

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) was victorious over his rival, Democrat David Alameel, in Tuesday's midterm elections. Currently the Senate Minority Whi...

Texas Senate Election Results Reveal John Cornyn Wins Over David Alameel

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) defeated Democrat David Alameel in the midterm elections on Tuesday. Cornyn, the Senate Minority Whip, was first elected...

Dewhurst Loses Runoff In Texas Lieutenant Governor's Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst lost Tuesday's runoff primary to state Sen. Dan Patrick, the Associated Press reports. Tuesday's election ...

Patrick Wins Runoff For GOP Lieutenant Governor Nomination

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

State Sen. Dan Patrick has won the Republican runoff primary for Texas lieutenant governor, the Associated Press reports. The tea party-backed Patr...

Dan Patrick Wins Texas Runoff Election

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R) has lost his runoff primary, the Associated Press reports. Dewhurst, who has held the post since 2003,...

Amanda Terkel

Texas Democrats Voting On Woman Who Compared Obama To Hitler | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texans head to the polls Tuesday for a handful of primary runoff elections, including one that could elevate a woman who compares Presid...

Texas Democrats Working To Make Sure Lyndon LaRouche Disciple Doesn't Get Senate Nod

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Democrats are working hard in the U.S. Senate race -- against a member of their own party. Activists in the state want to make sure that Kes...

Steve Stockman Unfazed After Crushing Senate Loss, Promises Political Return: 'I'm A Fighter'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Despite a crushing loss against incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) Tuesday night, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) called himself a “fighter” and p...

Lyndon LaRouche Disciple Still In The Running To Become Democratic Nominee For Senate In Texas

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Kesha Rogers, a political activist who wants to impeach President Barack Obama, is still in the running to become the Democratic nominee for U.S. Sena...

Stockman Loses GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has lost his longshot primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the Associated Press reports. Stockman first a...

Cornyn Fends Off Tea Party Challengers

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

John Cornyn has won the Republican primary for Texas' Senate seat, the Associated Press reports. Cornyn, who has held the seat since 2002, fended o...

Amanda Terkel

Lyndon LaRouche Disciple Surges In Democratic Field For Texas Senate Seat | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kesha Rogers, a political activist who wants to impeach President Barack Obama and has compared Obamacare to the policies of the Nazi re...

Stockman's Conflicting Statements Draw Questions

Texas Tribune | Aman Batheja | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune. In the two months since U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman launched his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Lawmaker Claims Gun Groups Have Endorsed His Senate Bid -- But They Haven't | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the central arguments of Rep. Steve Stockman's (R-Texas) Senate bid is that he's the "proven conservative" in his primary against...

Steve Stockman Touts Nonexistent Endorsements In Senate Campaign

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has been publicizing endorsements from several groups and individuals who are not actually backing him in his Senate cam...

Jennifer Bendery

John Cornyn Is As Surprised As Anyone About Steve Stockman Challenge | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Tuesday that he was just as surprised as anyone to hear that Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) plans to run ...

Texas Senator Draws 'Republoican' Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has officially drawn a tea party-type challenger in the form of Iraq war veteran Erick Wyatt. A successful...

Hell Just Froze Over!: Why Even Many Texas Conservatives Turned on Ted Cruz and Endorsed... the Democrat

Beth Broderick | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Beth Broderick

Almost every newspaper has taken exception to Ted Cruz' assertion that we should abolish the Departments of Commerce, Energy and Education. There are good Texas reasons for this. Each of these benefits our state in important ways.

Ted Cruz Poised To Win Texas Senate Election, Polls Show

Posted 10.24.2012 | Latino Voices

By: Griselda Nevarez, VOXXI With just two weeks before this year’s elections, the Cuban-American Republican Ted Cruz is on the verge of becoming ...

Wednesday's More Fiery Debate

Indre Altman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Teen
Indre Altman

Last Wednesday night, during the presidential debates that so many Americans couldn't keep themselves from watching, another debate was taking place between Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler to take Kay Bailey Hutchison's current seat as Texas senator.

Things Could Get Awkward For Perry

Texas Tribune | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

This might be kind of awkward. Usually, when candidates with seemingly every advantage blow their political races, they retreat into the holes they...

Super PACs help tea party candidate win Senate runoff in Texas

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'BrieniWatch NewsIn a Texas-sized spending battle that attracted more than $14 million in outside money, Ted Cruz upset...

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 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...