While Tea Party candidates have not fared well against traditional Republicans in some states, they have apparently gained a foothold in Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry is in Iowa, campaigning for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Whitaker, and rekindling friendships as he weighs a second bid for president.
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst is coming to grips with defeat.
Little-known rancher Jim Hogan has defeated singer and humorist Kinky Friedman to claim the Democratic nomination for Texas agriculture commissioner.
A CBS 11 News crew is following the David Dewhurst campaign. The current Lieutenant Governor will be watching the runoff election results from Houston. Earlier Tuesday Dewhurst told CBS 11 the he is cautiously optimistic.
Some predict rain in Texas will help Dan Patrick in Tuesday’s elections.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has accepted the national housing secretary position.
Texas is one of several states refusing to comply with a federal law designed to reduce sexual assaults in prison, with governors criticizing the decade-old law as counterproductive and too expensive to implement.
Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins’ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.
State Sen. Dan Patrick has reported raising more than $4 million in just a couple of months as he tries unseating Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in next week’s GOP primary runoff.
The chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents has asked for the resignation of board member Wallace Hall, who is facing a criminal investigation and the possibility of impeachment.
A U.S. Senate committee wants the NCAA to start providing college athletes with greater protections from ‘exploitative practices’ on campuses.