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Ted Cruz Won Because of Rural Texas, but Beto Made Small Gains for Democrats

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O’Rourke’s strategy of hitting all 254 counties didn’t win him the race, but it likely gained Democratic ground in small-town Texas, Republicans’ most reliable stronghold.
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The Texas Democratic Women Hoping to Give Republicans the Pink Slip

Former pilot Kim Olson, running for ag commissioner, has become a mentor to women running in 2018, organizing a conference, giving campaign advice and impressing the importance of women in politics.

On a dreary Saturday in late September, Kim Olson is building to the conclusion of her stump speech in front of a small crowd at a brewery in Wylie. She avoids ...Read More

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After the Flood, the Political Storm?

Democrats in Greater Houston are hoping to tap into the frustrations of residents who are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

It’s been more than a year since Hurricane Harvey descended upon southeast Texas, damaging more than 200,000 homes and killing at least 88 people. Now, Democr...Read More

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Stand By Your Man

How the Collin County GOP derailed Ken Paxton’s prosecution and turned him into a right-wing hero.

by Michael Barajas October 1, 2018 Three years ago, just months after being sworn in as Texas attorney general, Ken Paxton’s days seemed numbered. In July 201...Read More

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Will Matt Rinaldi Pay for Calling ICE on Latino Protesters?

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

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