Houston Democrat Sylvia Garcia hasn't yet stepped down from her Texas Senate seat after winning her congressional primary Tuesday, but Houston state Reps. Ana Hernandez and Carol Alvarado have already said they plan to run for it.
In the final hours before polls closed Tuesday in the Texas primaries, Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz kickstarted the general election with a barrage of criticism of his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso.
Two Democratic Hispanic women – former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar and state Sen. Sylvia Garcia of Houston – just declared victory in open congressional races and are widely expected to win the seats outright in November.
Despite his Democratic primary victory, and his aggressive campaigning and fundraising, Beto O'Rourke's share of the vote was surprisingly low. In some border counties, he was losing to primary rival Sema Hernandez.
While state Sen. Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar secured the Democratic nominations for their congressional races, state Sen. Van Taylor won the GOP nod for his North Texas race. Other Texas congressional races will head runoffs.
Activist and journalist Laura Moser secured a spot in the party's primary runoff to take on Republican U.S. Rep. John Culberson in the fall, despite national Democrats taking the rare step of releasing opposition research on her last month.
Did George P. Bush avoid a runoff? What happened in the Texas 7th? Will more Democrats vote than Republicans? Here are the questions likely to draw the most attention as the returns roll in Tuesday night.
From the Republican primary with a whopping 18 candidates to the Democratic primary that prompted national Democrats to go after one of their own, here’s our list of the most interesting congressional races.
Though the DACA program is still in effect, thousands demonstrated in El Paso and elsewhere across the country to demand Congress come up with a legislative fix to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers."
In a crowded race for an open seat in Congress, Republican donor Kathaleen Wall has dominated the field and the local airwaves, frustrating other challengers who still hope to continue the contest in a runoff.
Across Texas, dozens of candidates are vying for attention in crowded congressional primaries, making for a boisterous primary season unlike anything the state has seen in decades. Here’s The Texas Tribune’s list of the most interesting races.
The leader of #ProjectRedTX is a former Gov. Greg Abbott campaign manager who has been involved in GOP politics through three previous redistricting cycles. The PAC has already raised $500,000 — from a single donor.
The Democratic primary for Texas' 21st Congressional District has put on display a growing debate over whether the party should court disaffected Republicans this year, focus on getting their revved-up base to the polls or do some of both.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who President Donald Trump once asserted could not be fair to him because of Curiel's Mexican heritage, has ruled in favor of the White House in a lawsuit over construction of a border wall.
The bill, which Granger hopes to submit by the end of next week, would fully fund the installation of metal detectors for interested schools. Granger said her proposal is only part of the solution — "everything is on the table."