Democrats In Texas Senate Races And Across The Country Buck Leftward TiltIn Texas, party leaders say they are confident in Air Force veteran MJ Hegar taking on Republican incumbent John Cornyn, but they also are not discouraging progressives from challenging her.
Mike Collier Kicks Off Bid For Texas Lieutenant GovernorA Texas Democratic Party's former finance chairman and a failed state comptroller candidate has formally launched his challenge of Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
Texas Democrats Approve 6 Ballot Referenda For Public VoteThe referenda address economic security and prosperity, the criminal justice system, climate, the Voting Rights Act, campus carry and comprehensive immigration reform.
Texas GOP Rejects Proposed Secession Ballot InitiativeSupporters said the idea of "Texas independence" might be popular enough to bolster voter turnout without having any practical effect.
Texas Democrats Scrapping 'Two-Step' Presidential PrimaryTexas' Democratic presidential primary is set to shift to allocating delegates based solely on voting results, after national party leaders rejected the state's traditional "Two-Step" method.
Texas Democrats Pushing Optimism At Dallas ConventionThe Texas Democratic Party hopes to prove that though its candidate slate isn't exactly star-studded, it can still be enough to end the party's 20-year losing streak in statewide elections.
Perry Gives Fiery Speech & Impression He'll Run For PresidentGovernor Rick Perry isn't running for any political office, but he still knows how to bring Republicans to their feet. Before thousands of Republicans at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, the Governor dished out political red meat.
Wendy Davis Highlights Economic Development In Governor's RaceWalking along West Magnolia Avenue, Democratic candidate for Governor Wendy Davis points to the city's re-development of this area as an example of her leadership on economic development issues while serving on the Fort Worth city council.
Wendy Davis Supports Open Carry LawThe Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned in Texas under state law. But the next governor could change that.
Student Group Cancels "Catch An Illegal Immigrant" GameA conservative student group at the University of Texas has cancelled a controversial event scheduled for Wednesday in which students were encouraged to “Catch an Illegal Immigrant.”
North Texans To Protest Immigration GameA conservative student group on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin is being threatened with protests and expulsion if it goes forward with a playing a game it calls “Catch an Illegal Immigrant.”
Texas Dems See Chance To Become Relevant AgainIt would seem that Texas Republicans have never been stronger. Behind the scenes, however, anxious Republicans and hopeful opponents are poring over data suggesting that the GOP hegemony may end.
Ex-Obama Aides Begin 'Battleground' Play For Texas A new push, called "Battleground Texas," officially launched Tuesday with the goal of seizing shifting demographics to make the Lone Star State eventually winnable for a Democratic presidential candidate.
Texas Democrats Move To Legalize MarijuanaThere is a movement in the Texas Democratic Party to decriminalize marijuana. The move has already happened in other states, and the party says that it is time for it to happen in Texas as well.
Perry Promotes Compact To Ensure No New TaxesMore than eight months before the Texas Legislature reconvenes, Gov. Rick Perry proposed a compact on Monday that would ensure no new taxes or increases to levies already on the books.