Elections 2018: Races to Watch

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Greg Abbott’s Weird Primary Gamble

The governor tried love and botched it, so now he’s trying the politics of fear.

Greg Abbott’s Weird Primary Gamble The governor tried love and botched it, so now he’s trying the politics of fear. Governor Greg Abbott was born in Wichita...Read More

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The Far-Right is Staging an Ouster of Moderate Republicans in the Panhandle. Will Incumbents Outlast the Attack?

King, Price and Seliger have all drawn challenges from right wing opponents who are running the Empower Texans playbook and taking money from ultraconservative advocacy groups.

The Far-Right is Staging an Ouster of Moderate Republicans in the Panhandle. Will Incumbents Outlast the Attack? King, Price and Seliger have all drawn challeng...Read More

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At Least 17 Democratic Socialists Seek Office in Texas

"It's about showing we have a vision of a better future in a time when there’s an overwhelming sense of despondency," said a Harris County judicial candidate and DSA member.

The revolution will be down-ballot. Or such is the implicit promise of Franklin Bynum’s campaign for Harris County misdemeanor court judge. A 35-year-old ...Read More

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