The Republicans and Democrats have something newat their conventions this year: Candidates who haven't finished their primary elections.Full Story
The Texas Democratic Party is the state branch of the Democratic party, generally considered to be center-left on the political spectrum. It is one of the two major political parties in Texas, the other being the Republican Party of Texas.
The TDP raises money, organizes events, and campaigns for state Democratic candidates.
After many decades in the majority, Democrats have ...
Conventions might not be absolutely necessary to conduct the state's political business, but they're important to the partisans who, just like other kinds of enthusiasts, find strength in numbers.Full Story
Who's voting? What's that new PAC spending money on Michael Williams' behalf? What did the parties put in the red meat portion of their ballots?Full Story
The two crowded primary races for the Texas Railroad Commission could be headed for runoffs, as candidates try to win attention from voters who haven't tuned in to those contests.Full Story
Rachel Van Os, running for chair of the Texas Democratic Party, on the first things she'll do if she wins.Full Story
Retired Judge Gilberto Hinojosa is running for chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, and talks about the first things he would do if Democrats elect him to that post during their June convention.Full Story
Aguilar on the House District 77 primary, Batheja on the HD-101 and SD-9 primaries, Galbraith on the GOP candidates for two Railroad Commission slots, Grissom on the latest in the Kerry Max Cook case, Hamilton on Texas A&M's new accountability website, Murphy and M. Smith on how much superintendents make, Ramsey interviews a would-be Democratic Party chair, Root on that nice Ted Nugent, M. Smith on the resignation of the state's education commissioner and Tan on the continuing court fight over Planned Parenthood: The best of our best content from April 30 to May 4, 2012.Full Story
The Texas Democratic Party chair hopeful on what's wrong with the Democrats, how they can become competitive again and why she's the best person for the job.Full Story
The former county judge on why he's running for chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, what would pull the party out of the doldrums and what he thinks of the Republicans.Full Story
The Fort Bend County Democrats have made a rare primary endorsement in the CD-22 race, choosing K.P. George over Kesha Rogers, who has called for impeaching President Obama.Full Story
Texas Republicans are stuck, having won as many seats as it is possible to win by elections or by creative political mapping. But the solution for them is simple.Full Story
After weeks with no political maps, and with an impending deadline to a week of filings, the political activity has picked up considerably.Full Story
Just like Democrats all over the country, Texas lawmakers in the president's party are coming to his defense with a new "Truth Team." Texas Republicans say they've already been there and done that.Full Story
God and Country, a new Texas-based organization, will hold a rally Saturday at a Tyler church to “draw a line in the sand and aggressively and publicly defend those certain unalienable rights endowed by our creator.”Full Story
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. But Republicans in Texas have suffered a longer drought than what Democrats are currently facing.Full Story
Federal redistricting judges in San Antonio told lawyers Friday they won't be able to hold primary elections in April if they don't make substantial progress on maps by early next week. But some want the court to slow down, even if it delays the elections again.Full Story
The insiders think Ron Paul's biggest obstacle is Ron Paul, are pessimistic about Texas Democrats, and predict Democratic primaries focused on education and Republican primaries focused on spending and taxes.Full Story
One of the "poor" U.S. Senate candidates in Texas claims to have caught up with one of the "rich" ones, and both camps, incidentally, are getting outside help with television ads.Full Story