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Analysis: Texas Candidates’ Departures Can Hinder Their Returns

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.

The end of one political race is often the beginning of the next one. As former Gov. Rick Perry learned, an "oops" moment in one contest can color voter opinion in the next one. That ought to worry U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

Analysis: Texas Candidates’ Departures Can Hinder Their Returns

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.

The end of one political race is often the beginning of the next one. As former Gov. Rick Perry learned, an "oops" moment in one contest can color voter opinion in the next one. That ought to worry U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

Texas Veterans Vetting Options for Next Commander-in-Chief

Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.
Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.

The state's 1.7 million veterans are largely split on their choice for the next commander-in-chief. While some say they favor Republican Donald Trump’s boldness, others see promise in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s steadiness.

Paxton Blasts Clean Power Plan Ahead of High-Profile Legal Arguments

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to media after keynoting a June 2015 event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation regarding impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to media after keynoting a June 2015 event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation regarding impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is helping to lead a 28-state effort to strike down the Clean Power Plan, President Obama's landmark effort to to fight climate change. 

Ken Starr: “I have great confidence" in Art Briles (Video)

Ken Starr, former president of Baylor University, pushed back against the notion that the school has systemic problems handling sexual assault investigations. Starr also offered support for Art Briles, Baylor’s ousted football coach. 

Ken Starr, former president of Baylor University, pushed back against the notion that the school has systemic problems handling sexual assault investigations. Starr also offered support for Art Briles, Baylor’s ousted football coach. 

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