Gov. Rick Perry hasn’t yet said whether he’s running for re-election — but Attorney General Greg Abbott doesn't appear to be waiting for him to make up his mind. Abbott is collecting résumés, assembling a campaign team and opening a new headquarters. And he's building up his grassroots infrastructure with increasingly partisan social media messaging.Full Story
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, now serving his third term, has been the state’s top lawyer longer than anyone in state history. He is only the second Republican since Reconstruction to hold the post. First elected in 2002, he has won decisively in every election since. His tenure has been marked by high profile cases, often national — and even ...
A perfect time for speculation: The legislative session isn't quite over, and the political season hasn't quite begun.Full Story
Discussions on gun control are replete with arguments about background checks, ammunition limits and issues related to mental-health awareness. Gun running to Mexico, however, remains a key concern, a new study shows.Full Story
There is less to those Rick Perry-Greg Abbott horserace numbers than you might think. It's early, for one thing, and campaigns and voter attitudes change things dramatically. Plus, the two might never face off on a ballot.Full Story
Your evening reading: Cornyn draws Tea Party challenger; Perry heckled over Medicaid during speech in D.C.; hundreds rally at state Capitol for immigration reformFull Story
Overall, Texas voters — by a slight majority — believe the federal government should continue oversight of the state's changes in election laws, according to the October 2012 University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. But partisans are split.Full Story
CNN host Piers Morgan, who has been fiercely critical of U.S. gun laws since the elementary school killings in Connecticut, is bringing his show to Texas on Monday to debate gun policy.
New fundraising numbers have sparked another round of speculation about the state's 2014 political battles.Full Story
The latest churn of the rumor mill has stoked speculation about the political futures of two prominent Texans.Full Story
A federal appeals court on Monday handed Texas a victory in its long-running battle with the Environmental Protection Agency. But after years of squabbling between the two sides, who's winning — and at what cost — remains unclear.Full Story