Texas Election News
Texas Senate Primary Hits Final Stretch
It's been 19 months and tens of millions of dollars in the making, but the Texas Senate primary between former State Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is finally nearing its end. Next Tuesday the two candidates face off in a runoff race for the GOP nomination for the Senate
Tea Party-Backed Candidate Beats Texas Lt. Governor Again
State Sen. Dan Patrick trounced incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tuesday’s Republican runoff. Patrick, a conservative talk show host and the tea party favorite, beat back Dewhurst’s re-election bid by a whopping 28 percentage points, 64 percent to 36 percent. Dewhurst’s defeat is his...
Russia Takes Swipe at US Democracy Ahead of Election
MOSCOW — Moscow’s Foreign Ministry took a shot at American democracy on Wednesday. “The #US lectures the world on democracy and human rights, but looks only to its own laws when flaws in its voting system are pointed out,” the ministry tweeted from its English...
Tea Party Test in Texas Senate Primary
After a long, expensive and fiercely fought battle, the Texas GOP Senate primary will come to a close today, as voters cast ballots in the runoff between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Solicitor General Ted Cruz in a test for the Tea Party. Dewhurst,...
Dice Roll Decides Election in Texas Town
The town of Webster, Texas, is rolling the dice on its newest city council member. Literally. After Diana Newland and Edward Lapeyre each won 111 votes in a runoff election Saturday and a recount confirmed the result yesterday, Texas election code forced the two to "cast lots." A nearby pair of
The Company Mitt Keeps (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: PLANET TRUMP: Donald Trump still has a certain gravitational pull in Republican circles and tonight Mitt Romney will be in his orbit. On the same day that Romney is likely to officially clinch the GOP presidential...
Texas GOP Senate Primary: Big Spending, Big Fight for Conservative Crown
In Texas, the GOP primary to fill Kay Bailey Hutchison’s U.S. Senate seat has become a costly and bitter fight that may not end today. Texas election code stipulates that candidates must receive at least 50 percent of the vote to win their party’s nomination outright. If...
Texas Primary: What to Watch
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and today’s state and presidential primary is no exception. Mitt Romney is expected to reach (and surpass) 1,144 delegates tonight–the magic delegate number needed to officially win the GOP nomination. With 155 delegates at-stake, Texas’s GOP primary is the largest ...
Texas Republican Senate Primary, Establishment vs. Tea Party, With a Twist
In the Texas Senate Primary, the Tea Party vs. Establishment Narrative Is Not Black and White