Elections 2018: Races to Watch
The North Texas Republican has made enemies during his time in the Freedom Caucus, including police unions and his GOP predecessor. Democrats look to capitalize in November.
On the final day of last year’s legislative session, hundreds of mostly Hispanic protesters filed into the Capitol gallery overlooking the Texas House floor. ...Read More
O’Rourke talks racial disparities in the justice system; Cruz goes nuclear and embraces the politics of policing, revealing an aversion to confronting our dark past.
Several minutes into his first televised showdown with Beto O’Rourke on Friday, Senator Ted Cruz dove into a controversy that had dominated right-wing media, ...Read More
Ben Fountain’s new book of essays chronicles the ascent of Trumpism with a keen eye for the past, present and future.
The rise of Donald J. Trump repeatedly confounded political scholars, reporters, pundits and campaign operatives alike. Time after time, those who closely follo...Read More
As the first Senate debate showed, this race is quickly becoming defined by the politics of fear and resentment.
While the Senate battle between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke has become perhaps the most-watched political race in the country, it has existed almost entirely i...Read More
Instead of talking to voters or debating his opponent, Patrick is flying on a private jet, boycotting Nike and trying to score facetime on Fox News.
In late July, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made a trip to Washington, D.C., to beg White House officials to send President Trump to Texas to shore up support...Read More
In what should have been an easy win in San Antonio, Democrats managed to lose a seat they’ve held for 139 years.
The defining attribute of Trump era special elections has been tectonic shifts from red to blue, fueled by highly energized voters. Democrats have flipped more...Read More
Asian voters could hold the key to Democratic gains in the diversifying purple suburbs of Texas. Houston-area Republican Congressman Pete Olson’s challenger is betting on it.
Sri Kulkarni is Changing the Way Democrats Talk to Asian Americans Asian voters could hold the key to Democratic gains in the diversifying purple suburbs of Tex...Read More
Focusing on rural access to health care, high-speed internet and immigrant farm labor, O’Rourke’s rural platform looks to be cogent and cohesive, if still a little skinny.
Beto’s Drawing Big Crowds in Small Towns. But What’s His Plan for Rural Texas? Focusing on rural access to health care, high-speed internet and immigrant fa...Read More
Will showing up with a high-minded call for border solidarity translate to the historic levels of Latino turnout that O’Rourke needs?
Beto Bets on the Border Will showing up with a high-minded call for border solidarity translate to the historic levels of Latino turnout that O’Rourke needs? ...Read More