Texas isn’t an early presidential voting state, but its 2016 Republican White House primary already feels well underway.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and Texas counterpart Ted Cruz will be “friendly competitors” should both run for president in 2016.
Several hot-button issues, including gay marriage, are being discussed at the state’s GOP convention in Fort Worth. Friday will see a lineup of several high-profile speakers.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will visit the home turf of a potential presidential rival to headline a fundraiser that’s part of a strong push by Kentucky Republicans to flip control of the state House in their favor in 2014.
Republicans’ search for a way back to presidential success is drawing a striking array of personalities and policy options, creating a wide-open self-reassessment of the party.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz spoke Friday morning in Dallas, flanked by local tea party leaders and three U.S. senators known for their tea party support.
Ron Paul told thousands of supporters in his home state Sunday that they “have infiltrated the Republican Party” in the name of liberty.