Tribpedia: 2012 Presidential Election

President Barack Obama is up for reelection on Nov. 6, 2012. Presidential elections always bring larger numbers to the polls. Some Democrats think that Texas, a Republican bastion, may turn blue. 

Minus Cruz, Texans Have Minor Convention Roles

If it weren't for Ted Cruz, Texas wouldn't have much prominence at the Republican National Convention next week. Former presidential candidates Rick Perry and Ron Paul don't have speaking roles, and the Texas delegation is so far from the action that the GOP state chairman described his delegate transportation duty as a “logistical nightmare.”

Texas Weekly Newsreel: Races to Watch

Texas Weekly

With the primaries and the runoffs out of the way, it's time to look ahead to the general election. There will be a full ballot in November, of course, but only a relative handful of races remain competive in a state where redistricting made most congressional and legislative districts uncompetitive in the general election.

Election Leaves Three Dozen Races Unresolved

Texas Weekly

The primaries left 37 runoffs — 25 on the Republican side, 12 on the Democratic side. That includes five races at the statewide level, 11 for Congress, three for the State Board of Education, one for the state Senate and 17 for the state House.

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst points at a delegate that interrupted his speech at the Texas Republican Convention on June 8, 2012.
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst points at a delegate that interrupted his speech at the Texas Republican Convention on June 8, 2012.

At Convention, Romney Booed, Dewhurst Gets Some Cheers

After some at the GOP state convention booed Thursday at Gov. Rick Perry's mention of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, he got a mostly positive reception Friday during his own speech. That wasn't the case for Mitt Romney, whose name drew jeers from the audience during a speech from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.