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A Longshot for Speaker, With Money to Spend

A Scott Turner at the Texas GOP state convention in Fort Worth Texas, June 5, 2014
A Scott Turner at the Texas GOP state convention in Fort Worth Texas, June 5, 2014

Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, has not been in the Texas House for two years, but the freshman lawmaker and former California congressional candidate has his eye on the top job there: speaker. He is short of the votes he needs, but has plenty of money with which to pursue them.

U.S. Sen Ted Cruz is welcomed at LaRue Tactical, a gun manufacturer in Leander, by founders Ellen LaRue, center, and Mark LaRue, right, on Feb. 19, 2013.
U.S. Sen Ted Cruz is welcomed at LaRue Tactical, a gun manufacturer in Leander, by founders Ellen LaRue, center, and Mark LaRue, right, on Feb. 19, 2013.

Ted Cruz: The TT Interview

Ted Cruz has only been Texas’ junior U.S. senator for two months, but he has wasted no time propelling himself into national headlines. On Tuesday, the Tribune sat down with Cruz in Washington to talk about the early days of his new gig.  

 

El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas

The Polling Center: The GOP's Immigration Problem

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A proposed federal immigration reform poses a test for Texas Republicans: Their leaders, compared to politicians from other states, tend to be more moderate. But those leaders stand at the front of a GOP that is hostile to some of the proposal's key points.