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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...

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...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Ted Cruz Still Cruising For Texas Senate Upset

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 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....

Palin Endorses Tea Party Candidate

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin made an endorsement Thursday in the Texas Republican primary for U.S. Senate, backing the Tea Party-supported Ted Cruz, a former state sol...

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 Lawmaker's Office Firebombed

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

An arrest was made Tuesday evening in an apparent firebombing outside the Fort Worth office of a Democratic Texas state senator. The Star-Telegra...

Texas Drought Prompts Fears Over Unreliable Power Grid

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Senate Democrats worried Tuesday that continued drought could lead to brownouts and keep major firms from expanding state...

ESPN Analyst Running For Senate

AP | By CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 12.19.2011 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas -- College football analyst Craig James, who starred as a tailback at Southern Methodist University and with the New England Patriots in...

ESPN Analyst Makes Big Political Move

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — College football analyst Craig James, who starred as a tailback at Southern Methodist University and with the New England Patrio...

ESPN Analyst Weighing Senate Run

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 02.15.2012 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — As a television college football analyst for ESPN, Craig James is beamed into living rooms and sports bars across the country ev...

Court Ruling Could Help Texas Dems

AP | By APRIL CASTRO | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas cannot proceed with elections under new redistricting maps without a trial, a Washington-based federal court ruled Tuesday, say...

Tea Party-Backed Senate Candidate Blasts Group His Wife Worked For

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Ted Cruz, the former Texas solicitor general and tea party favorite for the Republican nomination for Senate, has been focusing some of his harshest c...

Department Of Justice: Texas Redistricting Maps Violate Voting Rights Act

AP | APRIL CASTRO | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing Monday that Texas' new voting maps for Congress and for the Texas House do...

Kay Bailey Hutchinson Senate Plans: Texas Republican Staying In Senate

AP | MICHELLE ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO — Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison said Wednesday she is staying in the U.S. Senate, ending a series of back and forth announce...

Rick Perry Campaign In Texas Hires Felons For Recruitment Drive

Dallas Morning News | GROMER JEFFERS Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry's campaign has unknowingly paid convicted felons as part-time workers under its incentive program to turn out voters for the Republic...

DeMint To Endorse Michael Williams For Texas Senator

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R) will endorse Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams' Senate candidacy later today, a move design...