It’s not just Ted Cruz. For years, Texas Republicans have fueled the toxic politics that led extremists to storm the Capitol.
By supporting expanded background checks for private sales between strangers, Patrick has quickly become a conservative non grata.
The senior senator from Texas has mastered the art of political subservience, making him very powerful—and perhaps vulnerable.
These candidates are back in the ring to prove that 2018 wasn’t a singular “year of the woman.”
There’s a robust field of Democrats lining up to take on the state’s senior senator. The last time that happened was in 2002, when Cornyn first won the open seat.
Cruz has studiously avoided confronting Trump. But when it came to helping oil refiners get a bigger share of the EPA's deregulatory spoils, the senator was more than willing to play hostage politics.
In the national spotlight, O’Rourke’s ideological amorphousness could prove to be too great a liability. Or it could be his biggest strength.
As a result of a 2017 law that blacklists Israel boycotters, Texas is making an example of the California-based short-term rental giant.
The East Texas tea partier came to the defense of white nationalist Steve King, underscoring the Iowa congressman’s deep ties with Lone Star conservatives.