U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul's decision not to run for the U.S. Senate means he won't be testing one of the truisms of Texas politics: A seat in the Texas congressional delegation is a lousy launching pad for statewide office.Full Story
Republican Phil Gramm represented Texas in the U.S. Senate from 1985 through 2002.
Born in Georgia in 1942, Gramm initially won election to the U.S. House as a Democrat in 1978. He resigned from Congress in 1983 to run for reelection as a Republican.
Gramm served as a co-chair on Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain's 2008 ...
For this week's installment of our nonscientific survey of political and policy insiders on issues of the moment, we asked whether more House members will change parties, how switchers should make the change and whether (and which) Republicans will peel off to vote with the Democratic minority during the coming legislative session.Full Story