Tea Party

The 2014 Republican State Convention (credit: CBS 11 News)

‘Former’ Gay Man Who Inspired GOP’s Reparative Therapy Plank Speaks

A 36-year-old North Texan inspired a Tea Party group and the Texas GOP to endorse “reparative therapy”. He spoke out about his experience with the psychological treatments to KRLD.

06/10/2014

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

After Big Win In Runoff, Patrick Focuses On Democratic Opponent

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.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

A person holds a sign as others belonging to the Tea Party movement rally at the Texas state capitol. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Tea Party Candidates Fare Well In Texas Elections

While Tea Party candidates have not fared well against traditional Republicans in some states, they have apparently gained a foothold in Texas.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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In Patrick, Texas May Find Another Tea Party Star

Patrick’s victory Tuesday in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor over 11-year incumbent David Dewhurst has the potential to push a deeply red state even farther to the right at a time when tea party contenders are struggling elsewhere.

05/28/2014

Tea Party Groups Hold Rally At Texas State Capitol

Texas Tea Party Even Stronger After Runoffs

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.

05/28/2014

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Texas Runoffs Could Be End For Dewhurst

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas. But he could be ousted on Tuesday by GOP voters who appear ready to steer even further right.

05/27/2014

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Tea Party Poised For Big Wins In Texas Runoffs

For all the talk of Texas growing more and more competitive for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, GOP voters are poised to make a harder turn right in Tuesday’s runoff elections.

05/26/2014

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility April 12, 2014 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Sen. Cruz Raises $890,000 In Year’s 1st Quarter

The tea party darling and possible presidential hopeful has now raised more than $5 million since taking office in January 2013. He has about $2 million in cash on-hand.

04/16/2014

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) after giving a speech. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rubio To Texans: Terrorists Training In Syria May Strike U.S.

While giving a foreign policy speech sponsored by various groups at the University of Texas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could “soon” attack American interests around the world.

04/15/2014

John Carona shaking hands after Texas primary election. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Tea Party Flexes Political Muscle In State Primary

Analysts say despite persistent attacks against it, the Tea Party here in Texas flexed its political muscle in the state primary Tuesday.

CBS 11–03/05/2014

Pete Sessions - Katrina Pierson

Republican North Texas Congressional Race Gaining National Attention

Republican Congressman Pete Sessions of Dallas is in a primary fight with local Tea Party leader Katrina Pierson that’s made national headlines.

CBS 11–02/28/2014

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).(credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cruz Won’t Endorse Cornyn In GOP Race

The sniping between establishment Republicans and tea partyers resumed Thursday as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz refused to endorse his state’s senior senator in next week’s Republican primary.

02/27/2014

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