Tribpedia: 2012 Elections

In the election cycles that follow political redistricting — including the one in 2012 — everybody in the state's congressional delegation and the Legislature and on the State Board of Education is on the ballot. Some incumbents find themselves in new districts or paired with other incumbents. Turnover of the voluntary and involuntary kinds is high after new maps are ...

The Weekly TribCast: Episode 125

Reeve, Emily, Jay and Kate talk about a Texas hospital that won't hire obese workers, Texas farmers watering crops that won't grow, and the primary challenge for the Speaker of the Texas House.

Kesha Rogers,  a LaRouche candidate running in the Democratic primary for U.S. Congress District 22 once held by Tom Delay, at a LaRouche office in Houston Monday, March 19, 2012.
Kesha Rogers, a LaRouche candidate running in the Democratic primary for U.S. Congress District 22 once held by Tom Delay, at a LaRouche office in Houston Monday, March 19, 2012.

Candidate is an Issue in Democratic Primary Race

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.

The House chamber below a mostly empty gallery during the final days of the special session on June 27, 2011.
The House chamber below a mostly empty gallery during the final days of the special session on June 27, 2011.

The Freshman 30

No matter how the elections swing, one thing is certain about the 83rd legislative session: There will be a lot of new faces.

State Representative J.M. Lozano announces that he's switching to the Republican Party during a press conference Thursday at the Republican Party of Texas.
State Representative J.M. Lozano announces that he's switching to the Republican Party during a press conference Thursday at the Republican Party of Texas.

Campaign Chatter

After weeks with no political maps, and with an impending deadline to a week of filings, the political activity has picked up considerably.