For this week’s nonscientific survey of insiders in politics and government, we asked about the lieutenant governor’s race, and about what might happen in the state Senate depending on the winner.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 ...
Political donors, endorsers and activists like to pick the winners, to be the early backers of the candidates who go on to become officeholders. All of the competition this political season is disquieting.Full Story
Presidential impeachment may have just emerged as the latest flash point in the GOP race for lieutenant governor.Full Story
The management is turning over in state government, no matter which party wins. But with a couple of exceptions, Republicans don't want to change the way things operate now.Full Story
Republicans in Texas have recently used crowdsourcing initiatives to gather public opinion and engage with Texans. But political scientists say such efforts tend to miss the mark in helping candidates gain new supporters.Full Story
Political contributors are ready and willing to give to candidates who can show them some reason — in a very competitive season — why they ought to contribute. But that's not as easy as it looks.Full Story
For this week's nonscientific survey of political and governmental insiders, we asked about the lieutenant governor's call to Allen police, state and federal efforts to stop a merger, federal efforts to stop a state law and a Texas politician's dual citizenship.Full Story
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is facing three GOP primary challengers in his re-election bid, released a campaign video Tuesday highlighting his relationship with the grass roots and his skills as a listener — whether it's during "ice cream with Americans for Prosperity or dinner with the Waco Tea Party."Full Story
A group of plaintiffs in the Llano Independent School District has obtained a court order banning the use of CSCOPE lessons until those lessons get State Board of Education approval.Full Story
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst unveiled a campaign team heavy on national grassroots experience as he officially announced his bid for re-election Wednesday.Full Story
Texas legislators might eventually get the transportation funding bill the governor asked them for, but it's not the stuff parades are made of: They've already blown two chances.Full Story