Democrats have long struggled to turn out Latino voters in the state — and the struggles continue in 2018.
4.8 million. That’s the number on the minds of those attending the myriad meetings for Latino Democrats — the Progressive Hispanic Democrats, the Mexican American Caucus, Tejano Democrats, the Hispanic Caucus — on the first day of the Texas Democratic … Read More
As the immigration crisis in the state’s backyard has shown, the GOP is stuck with Trump’s immoral agenda. The question is whether state Democrats can capitalize on that.
The Texas Republican Party convention in San Antonio last week showed the dominance of the GOP’s far-right fringe, and party leaders’ outright deference to President Trump. Attendees were also treated to an apocalyptic vision of a George Soros-backed socialist takeover … Read More
While desperate immigrant families are torn apart and children sent to “tent cities” in Texas, most of the state’s prominent Republicans are more than happy to get behind Trump.
Over the past couple of weeks, the nation has been forced to confront the realities of President Trump’s goal of stopping immigration at the southern border with sheer force. We’ve seen a torrent of coverage about the ramifications of Trump’s … Read More
At the state GOP convention, Trump reigns supreme — and everyone knows it.
It was clear when Governor Greg Abbott bragged about being more powerful than Putin, and when he said that Texans had far more influence on Trump’s presidential victory than any Russians could have. It was clear when Lieutenant Governor Dan … Read More
These Democratic candidates hope that an apogee of GOP extremism will help fuel their collective bid to break a 24-year losing streak. Don’t bet on it.
Coming out of the May runoffs, the Texas Democratic Party finally has its statewide ticket firmed up. And at a “Blue Wave Slate Jam” fundraiser in Austin on Tuesday, party leaders and candidates insisted that the slate is strong enough … Read More
The PACs responsible for defending GOP majorities in the U.S. House and Senate are already gushing with money from Lone Star energy giants.
In June 2017, Tesoro Corp., a major oil refiner based in San Antonio, bought El Paso-based Western Refining for $5.8 billion and rebranded itself as Andeavor, becoming one of the largest petroleum refiners in the country. Andeavor is now one … Read More
The Texas Congressman is leading the Republicans’ attempt to use tax cuts to win in November.
Before a small audience of conservative activists at a convention center in Conroe, Texas Congressman Kevin Brady outlined the Republican plan to convince a skeptical national electorate that the GOP’s latest experiment with trickle-down tax cuts isn’t just another giveaway … Read More
There will be a fresh crop of Texas tea partiers in Congress who are hellbent on pushing the Republican Party further to the right.
A new class of Texas tea-party darlings, buoyed by millions of dollars in outside spending, won their Republican congressional runoffs Tuesday — all in deep-red districts. Come January, that means the obstructionist wing of the U.S. House Republican conference — … Read More
It was a disappointing night for progressive activists hoping to stick it to the DCCC in Texas.
In the race to face GOP incumbent John Culberson in west Houston, writer-activist Laura Moser, who was targeted before the March primary with a DCCC opposition research dump, was trounced by runoff opponent Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Houston lawyer. Fletcher … Read More