For our recurring list of the most competitive races in Texas statewide, congressional and legislative elections, we lifted the color scheme from the inventors of the federal terror watch, ranking races by the threat to each incumbent or the level of interest and heat generated.Full Story
With fewer than three weeks until the Texas primary, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign unveiled new endorsements and the expansion of the campaign's state organization. Backing the senator are 11 state senators, 43 state representatives, seven GOP members of Texas' congressional delegation and four current and past statewide officials — former Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and railroad commissioners David Porter and Ryan Sitton. The newly expanded Texas Leadership Team also includes 57 chairs and co-chairs covering Texas' 36 congressional districts, as well as 462 chairs and co-chairs across the state's 254 counties.