Democrat Wendy Davis' chances in the race for governor of Texas hinge on her ability to attract votes from Anglo women — like Ann Richards did more than 20 years ago. When Richards lost to George W. Bush in 1994, it was in large measure because of his ability to take some of those votes away.Full Story
The 2014 statewide elections feature more open seats — posts without incumbents seeking re-election — than any Texas election since 1990. And even though presidential ballots attract bigger turnouts, a gubernatorial year with competitive races from the top to the bottom of the ballot should engender some voter interest.
As with the 2012 elections, the courts could have a role to play ...
Will Hurd, a San Antonio native and former CIA operations officer who's running in the GOP primary for CD-23, has released a new web video featuring the old SUV he calls "Shirley Marie."Full Story
Some Texas Republicans would like to change a rule that allows Democrats to block bills favored by the majority of the state Senate. They have a new ally, at least on the idea: Democrats in the U.S. Senate.Full Story
Two experts in campaign finance and its effects on how judges decide cases say the money has a measurable effect and that some changes in law can help.Full Story
Tarrant County is both the largest reliably Republican county in Texas and ground zero for Democrats’ efforts to turn the state blue.Full Story
The multitude of candidates for statewide office, mainly on the Republican side, will make it difficult for unknown contestants to get noticed in the short period between the holidays and the primary elections.Full Story
The state's senior U.S. senator, up for re-election in 2014, steers warily around the state's junior U.S. senator, who has been on a roll for the last several months.Full Story