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.Full Story
2012 Legislative Election is on Nov. 6, 2012.
After successfully leading the bruising campaigns for two state senators and a state representative, Terrysa Guerra, an unassuming Democratic strategist, has emerged as a secret weapon for her party.Full Story
The "late train" — the rush of supplicants making kiss-and-make-up contributions after an election — ended this weekend with the beginning of a blackout that outlaws political donations during a legislative session.Full Story
The 2012 elections are in the bag. We look at wins, losses and where the Texas Legislature stands in the upcoming session.Full Story
With 43 legislators in the freshman class and 24 more who were new after the 2010 elections, the 150-member Texas House has a lot of new blood — and a lot of inexperienced officeholders.Full Story
The Legislature will have 49 new members, but the party labels aren't changing much — Republicans will retain commanding majorities in both the Texas House and Senate.Full Story
It's been a long, unconventional election cycle in Texas. Redistricting challenges created a packed schedule between the primaries, runoffs and state and national conventions. Today, it all comes to an end.
Throughout the election year, we've tracked the progress of the candidates with our basketball tournament-inspired brackets. Now it's time for the final round, and the brackets will be full soon after the election ends.Full Story
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.Full Story
There probably won't be any surprises when it comes to the presidential race in Texas. But there are still some questions that Texas political observers are eager to see answered on Election Day. Here are four things to watch for.Full Story
As the two candidates running for a Texas House seat in suburban Houston try to reach out to voters, the deaths of the district's previous incumbent and an area state senator have cast a shadow on the race.Full Story
Four new senators are coming from the Texas House, where their voting records can be analyzed. Compared to the people they're replacing, they're more conservative.Full Story