Election 2022: Texas Primary Tests GOP’s Rightward Shift
Election 2022: Texas Primary Tests GOP's Rightward Shift

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Voters in Texas will usher in the midterm campaign season with primaries that will test just how far to the right the Republican Party will shift in a state where many in the GOP have already tightened their... Read More

In The States
Rural Candidates Reckon with Mainstream Messaging
2021-11-29 14:40:59
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO — Although much of the state’s social and political fabric has changed since the last Texas Democrat won a statewide office in 1994, the party has repeatedly failed to capitalize through its messaging on Republicans’ miscues. Now, with... Read More

Political News
Beto O’Rourke Announces Bid for Texas Governor
2021-11-15 16:53:01
by Reece Nations

EL PASO, Texas — Former El Paso congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke announced on Monday that he is running for governor of Texas. In the video announcing his candidacy, O’Rourke focused closely on the Texas government’s slow... Read More

In The States
Could Beto Be Back? O'Rourke Mulling Bid for Texas Governor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There's no road trip, no soul searching. No beard or blogging. But Beto O'Rourke is making a political life decision again. Three years after becoming Democrats' breakout star out of Texas, and a year removed from... Read More

2020 Elections
Beto O'Rourke Ends 2020 Presidential Bid
2019-11-01 22:06:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke announced Friday evening that he's dropping his bid for Democratic presidential nomination. O'Rourke tweeted Friday that his campaign "has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively." He writes, "In that spirit:... Read More

2020 Elections
White House Hopefuls Flay Trump On Immigration at LULAC Event
2019-07-12 14:43:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A quartet of Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday vowed to make significant changes to the nation's immigration laws if elected, contrasting their approaches with the hard line policies pursued by President Donald Trump the past two-and-a-half years. The... Read More

Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching
2019-03-22 21:40:22
by Dan McCue

This week Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made the biggest splash of her nascent presidential campaign by suggesting during a CNN town hall in Mississippi that the Electoral College should be retired and replaced by a popular-vote system that would ensure... Read More

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