When Congressman Filemon Vela decamped for K Street, he created a predictable opportunity for a Republican upset in the Valley.
Justin Miller covers politics and state government for the Texas Observer. He previously worked for The American Prospect magazine in Washington, D.C., and has also written for The Intercept, The New Republic and In These Times. Originally from the Twin Cities, he received a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota.
Articles by Justin Miller
Democrats solidified their statewide slate as scandal-plagued Attorney General Ken Paxton stepped closer to a third term and Representative Jasmine Crockett won in Dallas.
The race between Representative Jasmine Crockett and Jane Hope Hamilton has divided the North Texas Democratic establishment.
With progressives apoplectic, Texas Republicans have spun the leak as a crusade against the Court and the rightful return of abortion regulation to the realm of red-state rights.
The cost, scope, cruelty, and failure of the governor’s immigration dragnet far exceed that of any of his predecessors.
The Brownsville Democrat is resigning his seat early to take a job with a prominent Washington lobbying firm. Of the 15 members who’ve left the U.S. House since 2018, at least half have gotten into the business of political influence-peddling.
For nearly 10 months in the once-mighty union bastion of southeast Texas, ExxonMobil locked out hundreds of refinery workers in an effort to force an embattled 80-year-old Steelworkers union local to give in—or get out.
Texas has strong protections against frivolous defamation suits. Will the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful use them?
What’s worse for a Republican in 2022: To be an alleged felon, or to bear the same last name as Jeb and the Georges?
In an extremely close contest, South Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar narrowly escaped loss, but missed outright victory.