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 ...

Pete Gallego makes his acceptance speech accompanied by his wife, Maria Elena and son, Nicolas, 8,  during the district 23 victory party at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant in south San Antonio, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
Pete Gallego makes his acceptance speech accompanied by his wife, Maria Elena and son, Nicolas, 8, during the district 23 victory party at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant in south San Antonio, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Congressional Roundup: In Narrow, Pricey Defeat, Gallego Ousts Canseco

State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, is headed from the Texas House to the U.S. House after narrowly defeating Republican U.S. Rep Francisco “Quico” Canseco in the state's expensive congressional race.

Wendy Davis, flanked by her father, Jerry Russell at left and her two daughters, at right, applauds her supporters during her victory speech at the Fort Worth Hilton on November 6, 2012.
Wendy Davis, flanked by her father, Jerry Russell at left and her two daughters, at right, applauds her supporters during her victory speech at the Fort Worth Hilton on November 6, 2012.

Wendy Davis Clinches Re-election in SD-10

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, narrowly kept her seat on Tuesday night. One of the Democratic Party's rising stars, she fended off Republican state Rep. Mark Shelton in a bitter campaign contest.

Liveblog: 2012 Election Results

Throughout the night, Tribune reporters will update you on the results of contested general election battles statewide, from the first early voting totals through the last ballots counted, from local legislative races to the presidency.

Sign at the Acres Homes Center in Houston alerts voters to try a different location on Election Day
Sign at the Acres Homes Center in Houston alerts voters to try a different location on Election Day

What to Expect When You’re Electing

It’s not the most exciting election season Texas has ever seen. Most legislative races are over after the primaries and what’s left, with an exception in the Texas Senate, don’t appear to involve the balance of power in the House.

Video: Analyzing the UT/TT Poll

It took the pulse of Texas voters and showed where they rate government and social issues and what they think of Washington and their local representatives. The University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll out last week revealed a few surprises.  

Pete Gallego and Francisco "Quico" Canseco.
Pete Gallego and Francisco "Quico" Canseco.

More Than $5 Million In Outside Money In CD-23

Voters in Congressional District 23 are getting a taste of what folks in swing states are seeing in the presidential contest: a real nailbiter of a race. Each side claims it's winning, but the amount of money and the tenor of the attack ads suggest the race is a tossup.