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In this January 11, 2020 photoGary Gates, a Republican businessman running for a Texas state house seat up for special election in the suburbs west of Houston speaks in front of campaign signs placed on a volunteers lawn in Katy, Texas. Gates' opponent, Eliz Markowitz, is getting national endorsements from big name Democrats before voters go the polls on January 28. (AP Photo/ John L. Mone) by

What the GOP’s Big Win in Fort Bend County Means for 2020

The special election runoff rout is a sobering reminder for Democrats that the GOP still dominates much of Texas. But it wasn’t the 2020 death knell that Republicans have made it out to be.

Democrats wanted to send a message in the Texas House District 28 special election runoff. A strong performance by Democrat Eliz Markowitz in Fort Bend County...Read More

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The World’s Briscoe Cain Problem

The far-right Texas lawmaker and other political trolls are holding us hostage to the idea that the world is more chaotic, unfixable, and stupid than it is.

One of the fun things about covering Texas politics is that every once in a while, a political figure you know too much about, and no one else cares about, does...Read More

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