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Texas Primary

Underdog Ignores Calls To Drop Out Of Race

Houston Chronicle | Patricia Kilday Hart | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Despite mounting pressure to throw in the towel, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst skipped a Wednesday deadline to take his name off the May 27 primary runoff b...

Tea Party Influence Lingers On In Texas Primary

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the tea part...

GOP Lieutenant Gov Candidates To Face Runoff

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The top two Republican candidates for Texas lieutenant governor will face a runoff election, the Associated Press reports. Incumbent David Dewhurst...

Davis, Abbott Among Winners In Texas Primary

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans picked the state's attorney general in the fight to succeed longtime Gov. Rick Perry, while a rising Democrat...

George P. Bush Passes First Test

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

George P. Bush has won the GOP primary for Texas Land Commissioner, the Associated Press reports, defeating Republican businessman David Watts. Bus...

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...

Texas Attorney General Wins GOP Gubernatorial Nomination

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott won Tuesday's primary for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in the Lone Star State, the Associated Press reports. ...

Wendy Davis Is Officially The Democratic Nominee For Texas Gov

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is officially the Democratic nominee for governor, the Associated Press reports. Davis, the clear frontrunner througho...

Voters Head To Polls In Texas

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, March 4 (Reuters) - Texans went to the polls on Tuesday in primary elections where the top candidates...

A Cold Day in Texas

James Moore | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Regardless of the outcome of that case, Abbott ought to be harmed by his association with Nugent and the hypocrisy displayed by letting the rock 'n' roll embarrassment speak for his campaign.

Eyes On GOP As State Holds Nation's First Primary

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is holding the nation's first primary election Tuesday with a political free-for-all in Republican races that could push ...

How Ted Cruz 'Scared The Daylights' Out Of Texas Republicans

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz and Marice Richter AUSTIN, Texas, March 3 (Reuters) - The longest shadow in Tuesday's primary election in Texas is b...

Samantha Lachman

Woman Running For Governor Of Texas Wants To Bring About 'New Day For GOP' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Lisa Fritsch has hosted her own radio talk show, written a book about the tea party and agitated for conservative causes. In the Texas gubernatorial p...

Primary Poses Early Test For Texas Democrats

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Battleground Texas, the major Democratic effort aimed at turning one of the reddest states blue, celebrated its first birthday ...

Dem Candidate: 'Momma Ain't Happy' With 'Toxic' GOP Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) blasted her Republican opponents in the lieutenant governor's race, saying that their messaging on immigrati...

Dream Action Coalition and John Cornyn

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The DREAM Act may have been controversial before, but it is considered a safe bill on both sides of the aisle now: border security is where the controversy has migrated to after the DREAM Act has been so thoroughly accepted by the American public.

DNC Finance Chair: Texas Could Turn Blue

Posted 01.28.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Could Texas be turning into a blue state? Texas has the second-highest Hispanic population, and Henry Munoz, Democratic National Committee Finance ...

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...

Poor, Lesbian, Minority, Undocumented Hipster Votes Republican, Becomes Irony Champion Of The World

El Guapo | Posted 08.04.2012 | Comedy
El Guapo

During her acceptance speech, Eufemia pushed her lensless 3D glasses up her nose with her index finger and read from the notes that she kept in her Hello Kitty Trapper Keeper.

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...

Romney Clinches GOP Nomination

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a win in the Texas primary, a triumph of endurance for a c...

Palin Tested After Rebellion Against Tea Party

Politico | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

Everyone has wondered who the Sarah Palin of 2012 would be. The answer is…Sarah Palin....

Matt Sledge

Texas Primary Race Heats Up With Mudslinging From Both Sides | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

With a new TV ad, an independent anti-incumbent super PAC is lobbing allegations of corruption into the congressional primary race heating up in El Pa...

Once Again, Talk of Mitt Romney's "Inevitability" Seems Premature

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

For the umpteenth time and counting, pundits and politicians -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- are predicting Mitt Romney's "inevitability" as the...

Santorum: Might As Well Have Obama Over Romney

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO — Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said Republicans should give President Barack Obama another term if Santorum isn'...