The once-obscure General Land Office has gained national attention now that George P. Bush wants to run it. If he wins, its functions — from managing oil and gas leases to dealing with rising sea levels and maintaining historical treasures — are sure to get more scrutiny.
The state's drilling and fracking frenzy is raising questions about safety, earthquakes and water use. That's raising the stakes for this year's Railroad Commission race.
For the first time in 20 years, Texas House District 23 will have a new representative. And in the race to succeed state Rep. Craig Eiland, Republican Wayne Faircloth and Democrat Susan Criss have zeroed in on the issue of insurance.
During an appearance on The Daily Show in Austin on Monday, state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, dismissed speculation that Texas is showing no signs of turning blue.
Since November of 1980, Lubbock has consistently voted for republicans over democrats in the vast majority of elected offices. But despite that long history, democratic candidates continue to bring their campaigning to West Texas.
Democrats are hoping to take advantage of the shifting demographics in Irving to flip Texas House District 105, which has been held by a Republican for more than a decade.
It would take more than 10 days to watch all the ad spots on broadcast television that the campaign of Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Texas governor, has bought from July to Election Day.
State leaders asked for and received a study that said the voter photo ID law would leave more than a half-million voters without required state-issued IDs. But they didn't tell most legislators about it, according to a federal judge's findings.
Both KUVN Univision 23 and the Texas Tribune will livestream the debate online Friday evening. C-Span also plans to broadcast the debate in English.
Democratic state Rep. Celia Israel and Republican Mike VanDeWalle are in a rematch for the state House less than a year after their last face-off.
While many Democrats in southern states are running away from Barack Obama as fast as they can, Sen. Wendy Davis leaned into her embrace of the president on Wednesday, saying she would welcome him on the campaign trail.
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Election day in Texas is November 4th.
Corpus Christi personal injury lawyer Thomas J. Henry has poured $694,000 into the campaign of Democrat Nicholas LaHood, who is trying to unseat 16-year Republican incumbent Susan Reed as Bexar County district attorney. Henry plans to give even more, and some folks in San Antonio are wondering what all that cash is for.
Three candidates are vying for the state Senate seat occupied by Glenn Hegar, a Katy Republican. They're even advertising. But Hegar is still in office, and that seat is not on the November ballot.
In the battle to represent Congressional District 23, U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, and Republican Will Hurd have built substantial war chests for the stretch run in what many view as the state’s only toss-up race for Congress.
Thursday, Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry announced that a record number of 14,025,441 Texans are registered to vote.
Several days into the media firestorm over the release of an ad that features an empty wheelchair, state Sen. Wendy Davis isn’t pulling back one inch from the harsh attacks on Attorney General Greg Abbott.
With little money and swimming against the tide in conservative Texas, Democrat Sam Houston has little choice but to campaign for attorney general "the old fashioned way" — on the cheap, and largely from the front seat of his Toyota Prius.
Dan Patrick, the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, has made clear that he wants to lower property taxes. What he has left unclear — both to voters and to prominent business groups that have endorsed him — is exactly how he'll do that.
Representatives Mac Thornberry and Tom Cole touched on two subjects today in Wichita Falls that involve U.S. troops and pose a big threat to this country.
EIC's will no longer be issued because of last week's court decision to block Texas' voter ID law. A federal judge claims it was unconstitutional and it intentionally discriminates against minorities.
State Sen. Wendy Davis touched off a political firestorm Friday with a 30-second TV ad that slams Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for working against people with disabilities and others who filed lawsuits.
Some of the most contentious issues on the 2014 campaign trail surround the duties of the attorney general's office, but it's not the AG candidates who've been debating them.
The only debate scheduled between Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and his Democratic opponent, David Alameel, could end up only being broadcast in Spanish.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott campaigned with former Hewlett-Packard CEO and prominent Republican Carly Fiorina on Wednesday in an effort to appeal to more women voters.
Candidates for three of the eight major statewide races on this year’s November ballot appear likely to reach Election Day without ever engaging in a debate with their opponent. Televised debates were recently scheduled for the races for U.S. Senate and state comptroller.
This isn’t going to go down as a year when big ideas and political celebrity decided the elections. It’ll go down as a referendum on the Democrat who has been in the White House for the last six years.
Attorney General Greg Abbott pulled in more than a dozen six-figure donations, spent about $200,000 a day and still had more than $30 million in the bank for the final stretch of the Texas governor’s race.
"The town hall meetings will be very important in helping develop legislation and addressing concerns of West Texas. I look forward to beginning the process," said Seliger.
Important deadlines for the November 4 Election.
He touched on things from last nights debate, along with his plan for education and business.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott leads Democratic opponent Wendy Davis by 9 percentage points, 49 percent to 40 percent, according to the latest Texas Lyceum poll, released Wednesday.
The Texas DPS, in advance of the upcoming November election, will be offering Saturday hours at select driver license offices to issue Election Identification Certificates (EIC) only beginning Oct. 11 through Nov. 8.
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, who has mostly avoided direct confrontation with his opponent in the race for Texas governor, took a hard swing at Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis over her ethics as a lawmaker in a televised debate Tuesday night. And she let him have it right back.
If the recent past is any guide, state Sen. Wendy Davis will go on the attack in her final debate with Attorney General Greg Abbott in the race for Texas governor. Abbott, meanwhile, is likely to drop President Obama's name a few times and warn that Davis will bring Washington-style liberalism to Texas.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, says Attorney General Greg Abbott, her Republican opponent, intentionally used the power of his office to hide misspending in the troubled Texas Enterprise Fund.
The program is designed to raise awareness and remind military men and women of important deadlines.
State Sens. Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, who are running for lieutenant governor, are taking part in an hourlong debate Monday evening, the only such forum scheduled in their race.
State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, pledged on Wednesday to stop using money intended for transportation for other programs.
The doctor plans to make his decision about running for the Republican nomination before May.
Texas' voter ID law was designed to thwart emerging minority voting power in the state and should be dropped, attorneys for the law's opponents said during closing arguments in a federal court on Monday.
Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for Texas governor, is trying to break the Democrats’ near lock on deep South Texas. The Democrats are dismissive of his effort, but it underscores the importance both camps are attaching to Hispanics this year.
The biggest single cluster of Texas voters has not been to the polls so far this year: Texans who vote only in November. That group outnumbers those who vote in either the Republican or the Democratic primaries. Both parties are counting on this group.
National groups have embarked on a voter registration campaign targeting Hispanics in Texas. But with Election Day less than two months away, some observers are skeptical that advocates' ambitious goals can be met.
The first debate of the Texas governor's race will be held Friday night in Edinburg in the Rio Grande Valley. It will be a rare opportunity for Democrat Wendy Davis, trailing in the polls, to directly confront Republican Greg Abbott, who has only appeared in one formal statewide debate in his long career. Abbott, the front-runner, has the most to lose in the encounter.
David Alameel, the Democrat challenging Republican John Cornyn for his U.S. Senate seat, knows he faces an uphill battle at best. So why is he running? The wealthy Dallas businessman says it has a lot to do with wanting to reform his own party.
Increased funding for preventive care and luring medical professionals to Texas are at the center of gubernatorial frontrunner Greg Abbott’s health care plan, unveiled in Houston on Wednesday.
Texas Senate Democrats say their request for more mobile units on Texas streets to give voters without an acceptable photo ID a chance to get one before November's election have been virtually ignored.
Despite having the largest warchest in Texas politics, Attorney General Greg Abbott keeps adding to it with a series of fundraisers scheduled into at least mid-October. In the process, the gubernatorial candidate is exhibiting plenty of confidence that Texas will remain in GOP hands come November.