Analysis: For the GOP, This is the Year of the Hunter

The elephant hunters in the Texas Republican Party have been doing a better job lately than the elephants.

The elephants — mainstream Republicans, many of them incumbents — have been under attack since 2010. The Tea Party was the political story that year, sweeping dozens of Democrats out of the Legislature and taking the Republican Party’s center stage. In the elections since, more of that fighting has taken place inside the party. The Democrats are out of the way, or as out of the way as redistricting has allowed, and now the best way for an ambitious Republican to take ...

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