Texas Democrats have the longest losing streak in the nation, having lost every race for statewide office since 1994, but with Republicans stressing greater conservatism and fresh faces running as Democrats, they hope to turn that around.
Many races are on the ballot, but the race with the biggest political stakes is the Republican primary for the open U.S. Senate seat.
Democrats have three top candidates to choose from in the primary race for the U.S. Senate, but their ultimate choice will probably say more about the party’s future in Texas than who goes to Washington next year.
Ruth Baker, known to her south Fort Worth neighbors as “Cookie,” and Ann Cruz Favela, a church youth leader on the north side, wanted change when they cast their votes in the 2008 elections.
A Harvard study of voters suggests those who attended July 4 events as children are more likely than others to side with the Republican party later in life.
The Texas House has voted against a budget bill that slashes $4 billion from public education, throwing the special session into disarray a day before its expected conclusion.
Once again, more outbursts and name calling have peppered the Dallas County Commissioners Court. This time an outgoing commissioner took exception with a new redistricting plan.
More than 200 Texas Schoolteachers crowded around the rotunda of the Texas Capitol yet again to protest against education spending cuts.
State Sen. Wendy Davis (D –Fort Worth) knows she’s drawn some scowls from colleagues for leading the move to block an education funding package and force overtime after the 82nd Legislative Session came to a formal end. But Republican lawmakers vow not to waver from their cuts.
The Texas House passed hotly debated legislation Monday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, sending to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk a measure he declared an “emergency” item for the legislative session.
The Dallas County Elections Commission met for the first time since the late 1980s Friday to decide the fate of the man who has presided over elections in the county for nearly a quarter of a century.
A former Dallas County prosecutor said party politics are getting in the way of protecting local children.