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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Rick Green falls short in second bid for Texas Supreme Court justice

Former State Rep. Rick Green (R-Dripping Springs) lost a second close bid for a place on the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, winning just under 48 percent against incumbent Paul Green (R-San Antonio).

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Commentary: In Supreme Court primary, Rick Green’s judgment called into question

ELECTION 2016 | The Supreme Court race that looks like a name game — it's Green v. Green on the ballot — actually is about fundamental ideas of what judges ought to be doing. And the two...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Nationalist group wants Texas secession on GOP primary ballot

Texas already seceded once — in 1861. But the Texas Nationalist Movement wants a repeat a century and a half later, and thinks the March GOP primary is the place to start.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Texans come to grips with Trump’s frontrunner status

Bombastic billionaire Donald Trump rallied thousands Monday in Dallas with a message that Texas Republicans are beginning to take seriously: “I'm not going anywhere.”

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Lamar Smith among Texas GOP congressmen expecting a Tea Party challenger in 2016

Mark one potential challenger off the list: State Sen. Donna Campbell says she’s not interested in the veteran San Antonio lawmaker’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

‘Tea Party’ conservatives win top GOP runoffs

After 16 years in statewide office, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost a bitterly fought battle to State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston. In the GOP attorney general race, state Sen. Ken Paxton prevailed over State Rep....

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Bush targets ‘ignorant statements’ about Latinos

George P. Bush, a GOP candidate for land commissioner, said Wednesday that he hoped Texas Republicans in leadership positions would denounce “ignorant statements” regarding Hispanics, even if they're made by fellow Republicans.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Perry: Will he stay or will he go?

Every morning, people in Texas politics stand in front of their sinks, brushing their teeth, staring at someone they think could someday be the president of the United States. It is the nature of these beasts.

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Texas Democrats dream of the wild blue yonder

Here is a quick measure of the political climate in Texas, from one of the leaders of a group that wants to make this a competitive state: Texas Democrats don’t let friends run for statewide office.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Cruz defeats Dewhurst, will face Sadler in fall

Defying all early expectations and upending long-standing conventional wisdom in Texas Republican politics, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz handily won the Republican runoff for an open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday night.

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