No surprise in Texas' U.S. Senate race: Ted Cruz is headed to Washington. The Tea Party Republican — an underdog in the primary — sailed to victory in Tuesday night's general election against Democrat Paul Sadler.Full Story
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is just the third Republican since Reconstruction to hold the seat in Texas. First elected to the post in 2002, he is in now in his third term, having served longer than all but two of his predecessors.
In July 2011, he announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey ...
This week on the Newsreel: Redistricting maps tossed, Dewhurst runs for re-election, and the Senate's committees are being reorganized.Full Story
Many Texas party activists at the Republican National Convention say they have supported the same state leaders time and time again. But now, they are ready for a change in management.Full Story
As the 2012 Republican National Convention continues, the 2014 race for Texas lieutenant governor is already heating up. Candidates confirm their political intentions this week in Florida.Full Story
This GOP primary runoff isn’t about the Tea Party’s principles, Ross Ramsey writes, but it definitely borrows from that movement’s rebellious nature. To steal someone else’s line: It's the disestablishment, stupid.Full Story
The race between two Republicans vying for an open U.S. Senate seat has drawn intense interest even though the candidates agree on most issues. Meanwhile, the Democratic Senate hopefuls have major disagreements but have struggled to gain traction.Full Story
With 37 runoff races on the ballot Tuesday, a political primary season that was originally supposed to wrap up in May is finally coming to an end.Full Story