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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

Republican candidate for 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

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Poll: Sen. Cruz Top Republican Presidential Candidate Among Texas Voters

A new poll shows that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz would beat out Governor Rick Perry, Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Marco Rubio in a Republican Presidential Primary in Texas.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

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Sen. Cruz’s Father Said President Should Go Back To Africa

A speech given by Senator Ted Cruz’s father last fall is making headlines now.

10/31/2013

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Watch The Entire CBS 11 Excusive Sen. Ted Cruz Interview

CBS 11 News reporter Jack Fink sat down with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on October 22, 2013. It was a lengthy interview that Cruz granted exclusively to CBS 11 News. Watch the entire interview as it was conducted.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2013

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Among Those Delaying Votes On Spending Bill

Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are the odd men out in the Senate — to both Republicans and Democrats. The GOP’s frustration with the tea party conservatives was on full display Thursday.

09/26/2013

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