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Texas Senate Race

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,...

Runoff Could Be End Of The Road For Key Texas Republican

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas since 2002, but he could be ousted Tuesda...

Amanda Terkel

Texas Democrats Voting On Woman Who Compared Obama To Hitler

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Former GOP Donor Leads Dems Seeking Senate Seat

AP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dallas dental mogul and former major GOP donor David Alameel remains atop the field seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. ...

Democratic Candidates To Face Runoff

AP | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dallas dental mogul David Alameel and frequent candidate Kesha Rogers have advanced to a runoff to d...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Tea Party Rep Faces Long Odds In Challenging GOP Senator

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eccentric and extremely conservative, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman made a big splash when he entered Texas' 2014 U.S. Senate race, ...

Jennifer Bendery

John Cornyn Is As Surprised As Anyone About Steve Stockman Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ups...

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...