With strong support from grassroots conservatives, State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston easily defeated incumbent David Dewhurst to become the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor.
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.
Former lawmaker Sid Miller has won the Republican nomination for Texas agriculture commissioner after a runoff boosted by a rare endorsement from Gov. Rick Perry.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has accepted the national housing secretary position.
Dallas has been named as one of only four cities still in the running to host the next Republican National Convention. During the second week of June members of the RNC site selection committee will visit North Texas.
Now that he’s 90 and the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House, the Texas Republican is facing his own political shootout. He’s facing his first primary runoff since being elected in 1980.
The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don’t dare get in the way of either.
The Dallas office of the Internal Revenue Service has come under federal scrutiny, but not because of anything to do with taxpayers’ money.
Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, is working on a project considered standard for national contenders: a book.
Possible presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is auditioning at one of the nation’s largest meetings of young evangelicals, a critical voting bloc for any Republican with White House ambitions.
They’re the types of personal political battles that take over our airwaves.