Elections 2018: Races to Watch
Republican misdemeanor judges in Houston have clung to an unconstitutional bail system. But their intransigence could cost them their seats.
Editor’s note: This story was produced in collaboration with The Appeal, a nonprofit criminal justice news outlet. Typically, down-ballot judicial races i...Read More
The Suburban Resistance Built a Grassroots Powerhouse — and it Could Decide the Most Competitive Race in Texas
Awakened by Trump, a group of Swing Left organizers in Houston have tried to break away from the constraints of traditional campaigns — and flip a seat held by Republicans for more than 50 years.
The Suburban Resistance Built a Grassroots Powerhouse — and it Could Decide the Most Competitive Race in Texas Awakened by Trump, a group of Swing Left organi...Read More
Dallas County’s Cop-Convicting DA Is Among the Most Vulnerable Down-Ballot Republicans This Election
Even with her record for prosecuting cops, Faith Johnson hasn’t won over criminal justice reformers, who’ve made Dallas ground zero in the movement to elect progressive prosecutors.
On the first day of early voting, Liz Wolff was walking up to her Oak Cliff polling place when a man campaigning for Dallas County DA Faith Johnson approached h...Read More
Under pressure, Republican Stan Stanart has dropped his anti-Semitic campaign pitch.
After pushback from media and a top Houston GOP official, Republican Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart scrubbed his re-election website Tuesday night of George S...Read More
Fear and loathing on one side. Hope and inspiration on the other. East Texas is a microcosm of Beto-Cruz race.
The View From Louie Gohmert-Land Fear and loathing on one side. Hope and inspiration on the other. East Texas is a microcosm of Beto-Cruz race. – by Justi...Read More
In the 21st Congressional District, Joseph Kopser is trying to beat a Ted Cruz acolyte by running to the middle. The question is whether anyone is there.
When Lamar Smith — the climate-change-denying chair of the U.S. House Science Committee — announced his retirement last year, the 21st Congressional seat ...Read More
The Observer caught up with O’Rourke and discussed the state of the most-watched race in the country.
It’s Thursday morning in Lufkin and Beto O’Rourke looks tired and his voice is hoarse. After getting into town late the previous night, he’s running on th...Read More
Sri Kulkarni is running one of the most innovative campaigns in the country. If he succeeds, he’ll have created proof of concept for the party’s future.
Political candidates don’t usually stray too far from the traditional campaign strategies of their respective parties. When they do, it’s worth paying atten...Read More
We Support Pre-Existing Condition Protections, Say Republicans Who’ve Repeatedly Tried to Eliminate Them
A Texas lawsuit has put the ACA’s popular pre-existing conditions provision front and center ahead of midterms, to the chagrin of Republicans who have vehemently opposed the law for years.
“Everyone agrees we’re going to protect pre-existing conditions,” Senator Ted Cruz said in a debate this month. Yes, the same Ted Cruz who forced a federa...Read More