Texas GOP

Rep. Ken Paxton of McKinney (credit: Texas House of Representatives)

GOP Doesn’t Rush To Defend Indicted Texas Attorney General

New Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prepared Sunday to become the latest powerful state official booked on felony charges, but unlike when Rick Perry smiled for his mug shot last year, Republicans are not rushing to Paxton’s defense.

08/02/2015

Tea Party Groups Hold Rally At Texas State Capitol

Texas Tea Party Conservatives Divided On A Myriad Of Issues

The right-leaning Texas Legislature is struggling to deliver on promises, saying they’re being torn in multiple directions while trying to represent a Tea Party-fueled base. From libertarians to “rock-ribbed Republicans,” there is a fracture over countless agendas.

06/21/2015

Central Americans Undertake Grueling Journey Through Mexico To U.S.

Hardliners Push Opposing Obama Immigration Actions

In a defiant challenge to GOP leaders, immigration hardliners in Congress announced Wednesday they will oppose upcoming legislation to keep the government open.

12/03/2014

A 2005 photo of rocker Ted Nugent saluting U.S. troops. Nugent was doing a live interview with Governor Rick Perry in Crawford, Texas. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Backlash From Nugent Comments Reveals Misstep For Texas GOP

Mitt Romney rallied with Kid Rock and President George W. Bush had a fan in Alice Cooper. But a Ted Nugent encore in the Texas governor’s race is growing unlikely after blowback from Republican Greg Abbott’s embrace of the ultimate shock rocker.

02/21/2014

(credit: Randy Snyder/Getty Images)

Governor Perry Condemns Nugent’s ‘Subhuman Mongrel’ Remark

Governor Rick Perry has condemned inflammatory remarks by Ted Nugent that resurfaced after the rocker campaigned with Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott.

02/20/2014

Brendan Higgins Ted Cruz

Texas GOP Chooses Tea Party-Backed Cruz For Senate

This is a huge political upset that is sending shockwaves through the Republican establishment here in Texas and all the way to Washington.

07/31/2012

File photo of a Texas GOP member. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Police: Texas GOP Member Punched Newspaper Editor At Primary Party

In Texas, the GOP hit the media with its best shot, if the best shot were to involve two men in their 60s and punches to the jaw and neck.

06/04/2012

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Switch Gives Texas GOP Critical 100-Seat Majority

The general election was more than a month ago, yet the Republican tidal wave keeps getting bigger in Texas.

12/14/2010