David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz, the front-runners in the hard-fought Republican primary for U.S. Senate, are only 9 percentage points apart, and the chances of a runoff are high. Democrats appear to be runoff-bound, too, with Paul Sadler and Sean Hubbard leading a pack that hasn't captured voters' enthusiasm.Full Story
Craig James, currently running in the Texas GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison, is a former sports star, TV commentator, rancher and businessman. He has four children with his wife, Marilyn, and lives in Celina.
Born on January 2, 1961, in Jacksonville, Texas, James grew up in the Houston area. His parents ...
High expectations can raise the risks for a candidate, especially in a rookie campaign against a wealthy incumbent. Falling short when the predictions are rosy can affect future runs for office.Full Story
The four leading Republican U.S. Senate candidates will try again to prove to conservative voters which of them will adhere most strictly to the party's values in Washington.Full Story
The chancellor of the Texas Tech University system on the tier-one race, why the state should invest in higher education and former head football coach Mike Leach.Full Story
Full video of my February 23 TribLive conversation with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Craig James.Full Story
At yesterday's TribLive conversation, Craig James argued his infamous history as a college football star and sportscaster won't hamper his U.S. Senate candidacy.Full Story
At this morning's TribLive conversation, Craig James explained how he intends to win the battle for second place — and a spot in a presumed runoff — in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate.Full Story
At this morning's TribLive conversation, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Craig James alternately agreed and disagreed with his preferred presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, on a series of controversial social issues.Full Story
In a new ad, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Craig James touts presidential candidate Rick Santorum — and James' endorsement of the former Pennsylvania senator.Full Story
The four best-known Republicans running for U.S. Senate mostly agreed with one another at a Texas Association of Business forum this afternoon in Austin: They're all running against President Obama.Full Story