U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul's decision not to run for the U.S. Senate means he won't be testing one of the truisms of Texas politics: A seat in the Texas congressional delegation is a lousy launching pad for statewide office.Full Story
Chris Bell is a former U.S. representative and Houston city councilman who ran against Rick Perry as the Democratic nominee for governor in 2006. In 2004, Bell drew national attention for filing an ethics complaint against former Republican House Majority Leader Tom Delay for abuse of power and illegal solicitation of money. Bell challenged incumbent Perry and popular independents ...
Half of all GOP voters haven't decided who should be their nominee for the U.S. Senate, according to the new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.Full Story
If we ever hope to see the change we desire, we have to continue to support our candidates — even after a terrible loss. The alternative is to simply give up, and just as that was not acceptable for Republicans when they found themselves on the losing side, it’s not acceptable for us.Full Story
The 2006 Democratic nominee for governor talks about suing Rick Perry and the Republican Governors Assocation over illegal contributions and pocketing a settlement and judgement of more than $2.4 million.Full Story
For legal purposes, where you sleep is only part of the answer to where you live. There's also where you vote, where you intend to reside, whether you consider your nesting place temporary and where you pay taxes.Full Story
To beat Rick Perry, you have to fight more skillfully and take greater advantage of the rare openings you're given.Full Story
One distinguishing feature of primary night is the absence of straight-ticket voting, which is why certain races that seem winnable now simply aren't in the fall. Take Collin County, where straight-ticket ballots favored R's over D's on Election Day 2008 at a rate of 66 to 33 percent. A Democrat “has literally got to be Jesus Christ running against Judas or he loses,” an analyst says.Full Story