Tribpedia: 2012 Legislative Election

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2012 Legislative Election is on Nov. 6, 2012. 

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January 12th, 2012: TribLive event with Michael Quinn Sullivan, president and CEO of Empower Texans and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
January 12th, 2012: TribLive event with Michael Quinn Sullivan, president and CEO of Empower Texans and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility

Updated: Sullivan Says He's Not a Lobbyist

Michael Quinn Sullivan said he hadn't seen the ethics complaints filed by two Republican legislators, but "I do know, they're just trying to distract people about their record."

Campaign Chatter

Texas Weekly

Now that the filing deadline has passed, the congressional and legislative candidates are scouting their field. Some are shoo-ins, others have a primary crowd and a few are seeking another chance at the Lege. Here's who's who. 

The House chamber below a mostly empty gallery during the final days of the special session on June 27, 2011.
The House chamber below a mostly empty gallery during the final days of the special session on June 27, 2011.

The Freshman 30

Texas Weekly

No matter how the elections swing, one thing is certain about the 83rd legislative session: There will be a lot of new faces.

Group Aims to Bring God Into Politics

God and Country, a new Texas-based organization, will hold a rally Saturday at a Tyler church to “draw a line in the sand and aggressively and publicly defend those certain unalienable rights endowed by our creator.”

Campaign Chatter

Texas Weekly

"Suspended" doesn't necessarily mean a campaign is in its final state of rest, a congressman becomes a poster boy for a bill he probably didn't want to get tangled in, and other news in state politics.

Uncharted, Still

Texas Weekly

Start here: The judges in charge of the redistricting case in Texas haven't rejected the maps proposed by the state and agreed to by some but not all of the plaintiffs. They simply observed that no deal has been made to satisfy everyone and told everyone to keep talking and get ready for a hearing next week.

With Lawmakers Under Scrutiny, STOCK Vote Nears

In a political season that has revolved around questions of transparency and fiscal integrity, lawmakers in the U.S. House are getting ready to vote on the STOCK Act. But many of them — including several from Texas — are still under scrutiny. 

Redistricting: Phone a Friend

Texas Weekly

This week, the redistricting judges in Washington did the judges in San Antonio a favor, telling them the D.C. panel won't be ruling on its part of the case for a month. The Texans can start drawing maps.

Austin High School
Austin High School

Schooling the GOP

Texas Weekly

As the field of candidates shapes up for the March 2012 primaries, a new — at least since last election cycle — breed of GOP hopeful is emerging: the education Republican.