Tribpedia: 2012 Congressional Election

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2012 Congressional Election

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Democracy, as Far as It Goes

Texas Weekly

Texas politicians can easily represent the people who elect them without necessarily representing the people of Texas. To get re-elected, they have to please their voters, not the general population. These charts show the state's voting age population and the number of voters who turned out in each Texas 2012 election district.

Pete Gallego makes his acceptance speech accompanied by his wife, Maria Elena and son, Nicolas, 8,  during the district 23 victory party at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant in south San Antonio, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
Pete Gallego makes his acceptance speech accompanied by his wife, Maria Elena and son, Nicolas, 8, during the district 23 victory party at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant in south San Antonio, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Congressional Roundup: Gallego Closely Defeats Canseco

State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, is headed from the Texas House to the U.S. House after narrowly defeating Republican U.S. Rep Francisco “Quico” Canseco in the state's expensive congressional race.

Liveblog: 2012 Election Results

Throughout the night, Tribune reporters will update you on the results of contested general election battles statewide, from the first early voting totals through the last ballots counted, from local legislative races to the presidency.

Sign at the Acres Homes Center in Houston alerts voters to try a different location on Election Day
Sign at the Acres Homes Center in Houston alerts voters to try a different location on Election Day

What to Expect When You’re Electing

Texas Weekly

It’s not the most exciting election season Texas has ever seen. Most legislative races are over after the primaries and what’s left, with an exception in the Texas Senate, don’t appear to involve the balance of power in the House.

Video: Analyzing the UT/TT Poll

It took the pulse of Texas voters and showed where they rate government and social issues and what they think of Washington and their local representatives. The University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll out last week revealed a few surprises.  

Pete Gallego and Francisco "Quico" Canseco.
Pete Gallego and Francisco "Quico" Canseco.

More Than $5 Million In Outside Money In CD-23

Texas Weekly

Voters in Congressional District 23 are getting a taste of what folks in swing states are seeing in the presidential contest: a real nailbiter of a race. Each side claims it's winning, but the amount of money and the tenor of the attack ads suggest the race is a tossup.

State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, smiles at a question during a TribLive event with Evan Smith at the Austin Club on February 9, 2012.  Gallego is running for U.S. Congress in the 23rd District against Quico Canseco
State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, smiles at a question during a TribLive event with Evan Smith at the Austin Club on February 9, 2012. Gallego is running for U.S. Congress in the 23rd District against Quico Canseco

Bill Clinton to Stump for Pete Gallego in San Antonio

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Texas this week to stump for state Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco, R-San Antonio, the Gallego campaign has announced.