Tribpedia: John Tower

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Republican John Tower represented Texas in the U.S. Senate from 1961 to 1985.

He received a bachelor's degree in political science in 1948 from Southwestern University, according to the Handbook of Texas Online, a publication of the Texas State Historical Association. He received his master's degree in political science from Southern Methodist University in 1953.

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Democrats Try Again to Break the GOP Hold on Texas

Former State Rep. Paul Sadler, D-Henderson, shown here at the Texas Capitol in May, 2001, has announced a run for U.S. Senate.
Former State Rep. Paul Sadler, D-Henderson, shown here at the Texas Capitol in May, 2001, has announced a run for U.S. Senate.

Every Texas Democrat who has run for statewide office in the last 18 years has been defeated. Every Democrat on the ballot this year hopes to bust that slump. And it may be hard to believe today, but Republicans in Texas have suffered a longer drought than what Democrats are currently facing.

Why You Should Invest in Texas Democrats

If we ever hope to see the change we desire, we have to continue to support our candidates — even after a terrible loss. The alternative is to simply give up, and just as that was not acceptable for Republicans when they found themselves on the losing side, it’s not acceptable for us.