The morning after San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro’s keynote speech, and minutes before remarks from first lady Michelle Obama, longtime labor organizer and onetime Texas lieutenant governor candidate Linda Chavez-Thompson had the Democratic National Convention’s Hispanic Caucus on its feet.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 ...
At the Democratic National Convention, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa says the Latino population is the potential "game-changer" in Democrats' hopes of switching Texas to their column.Full Story
Texas hasn't been a swing state in a national election for a long, long time, and unless they have big bank accounts, Texans aren't at the top of candidates' lists of people to see right now.Full Story
All that’s standing between Texas and an absolute one-party rule is a traffic jam or a sick day. I don’t care what your politics are — that’s not good.Full Story
With Tuesday's announcement that San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, speculation is growing about his future. But Castro tells the Tribune he's happy where he is.Full Story
With 37 runoff races on the ballot Tuesday, a political primary season that was originally supposed to wrap up in May is finally coming to an end.Full Story
Big tents and boos on one hand, and talk about how to start a fire on the other: Notes from the Republican Party's convention in Fort Worth and from the Democratic Party's convention in Houston.Full Story
Texas Democrats are looking for a place at the table. Texas Republicans control the table, but are trying to stop the food fights. Running a political party isn't easy.Full Story
The Republicans and Democrats have something newat their conventions this year: Candidates who haven't finished their primary elections.Full Story
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