President Barack Obama is up for reelection on Nov. 6, 2012. Presidential elections always bring larger numbers to the polls. Some Democrats think that Texas, a Republican bastion, may turn blue.
Texans are already opening their pocketbooks to show support for their favorite presidential candidates. The Tribune’s visualizations of data from federal campaign finance reports reveal who has collected and spent the most in Texas.Full Story
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Surfside, is the only Texan currently in the race for the Republican nomination for president of the United States, and he recently announced that he would not seek another term in Congress. Why? He wants to concentrate on the presidential contest instead of running for both at the same time as he did in 2008. The congressman, a nationally recognized political figure — he was the Libertarian Party nominee for president in 1988 — talked with the Tribune about the contest, about the other candidates grabbing some of his ideas, and about a potential candidate he's never met.Full Story
The U.S. representative on his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, candidates who have adopted some of his ideas and a potential candidate he's never met.Full Story
Americans for Rick Perry, an independent group promoting would-be presidential contender Rick Perry, has suffered a setback in Iowa, but it’s picking up new volunteers in South Carolina.Full Story