In an extremely close contest, South Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar narrowly escaped loss, but missed outright victory.
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
Abbott’s shameless lurch to the right pays off, while Paxton may finally pay a price for clownish corruption in a runoff battle.
Texas’ biggest right-wing benefactors are—once again—throwing fuel on the fire in contentious Republican primary elections.
The embattled state attorney general is hoping to get by with a little help from his friends.
The latest campaign filings show that the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful can still raise lots of money. But the powerful incumbent with a massive political war chest remains on another level.
The state’s newly redrawn political maps set off an exodus among Democrats and moderate Republicans. If you thought 2021 was brutal, 2022 may be worse.
With Chapter 313 set to expire, the Texas Comptroller has proposed new rules that critics warn would reduce accountability and transparency, shrouding its long-term costs in secrecy.
O’Rourke announces bid to take on Governor Greg Abbott, who is more unpopular than ever. But the former El Paso congressman is in for a much tougher fight than 2018.
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In a hotly contested special election contest, Republicans trump Democrats on their home turf—securing a seat in a predominantly Hispanic state House district that could be hard to wrest back in 2022.