Not so long ago, John Ratcliffe might have felt like he was running against the entire Texas GOP House delegation. But these days, Ratcliffe is a part of the family.
Well over a dozen names have come up in discussions about who will vie to replace U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, the Lubbock Republican who announced last week that he would not seek re-election. At least five people are considering a bid to replace Neugebauer. Another five have taken themselves out of consideration.Full Story
The GOP's Tea Party wing has made serious inroads into Texas state offices, but the movement has come up short when it comes to congressional elections, succeeding only once so far in ousting a sitting U.S. House member. Experts say that's a testament to the powers of incumbency.Full Story
Over the weekend, federal officeholders filed their final campaign reports for 2014. They offer a glimpse into members of the Texas delegation who are sitting pretty financially, and which my need to get to work soon dialing for dollarsFull Story
California Republican Darrell Issa supplemented a report critical of the health care navigator program with a field hearing in Texas on Monday to further explore those criticisms with a panel tilted heavily toward GOP members.Full Story