POLITICS: Elections

AG's Office Probing Valley Election Fraud Claims

Gilberto Hinojosa chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, at a September 10th, 2014 Tribune event.
Gilberto Hinojosa chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, at a September 10th, 2014 Tribune event.

The Texas attorney general's office has opened an investigation into a contested election in the Rio Grande Valley won by a client of Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa two years ago, according to a lawyer for the losing candidate.

Trump's Presidential Spectacle Sweeps Through Texas

Donald Trump speaks to the press at Laredo International Airport on July 23, 2015.
Donald Trump speaks to the press at Laredo International Airport on July 23, 2015.

Donald Trump swept through the sweltering border city of Laredo on Thursday afternoon at a dizzying, sometimes incomprehensible clip, mostly serving as the grand marshal of an amorphous parade of angry detractors, rowdy supporters and a massive press corps packed into a pair of coach buses.

In Texas, Sanders' Tough Talk Fires Up Thousands

Bernie Sanders, 2016 Democratic candidate for president, speaks at a rally in Dallas on Sunday, July 19, 2015.
Bernie Sanders, 2016 Democratic candidate for president, speaks at a rally in Dallas on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent running for president as a Democrat, rallied thousands of Texans on Sunday in Dallas and Houston with a progressive clarion call that included some tough talk for Democrats who may be looking past the state.

Analysis: The Center Did Not Hold

Early voting at the Acres Home Multiservice Center in Houston on Oct. 26, 2014.
Early voting at the Acres Home Multiservice Center in Houston on Oct. 26, 2014.

Middle ground is arguably the most dangerous turf for a Texas lawmaker to occupy these days, and new research shows that none are doing it. The gap between moderate Republican and Democratic lawmakers is growing.