Republican Ken Paxton has been elected Texas attorney general.
Losing ground elsewhere across the country, the tea party emerged from Tuesday’s Texas primary runoffs mightier than ever in the nation’s biggest conservative stronghold.
A scramble to fill statewide offices in one of the biggest turnovers in Texas government history began with Tuesday’s primary, but several of the key contests will require runoffs.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus and two challengers are criticizing use of religion as unacceptable personal attacks on him.
Republican Rep. Ken Paxton of McKinney is jumping into the Texas House speaker’s race.