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In the Texas Senate, Republicans hold 20 seats to just 11 for Democrats. Ward said she knows the math and isn't pretending the NDRC is going to win it all back this year. She said what makes their organization different from past efforts in Texas is that they are here for the long hall. She said they expect to ...
John C Moritz and Madlin Mekelburg, El Paso Times Published 6:00 a.m. MT Feb. 8, 2018 | Updated 12:23 p.m. MT Feb. 9, 2018. play. CLOSE. The candidates for a U.S. Senate seat from Texas are a study in contrast. John C. Moritz/USA Today Network. Ted Cruz Beto O'Rourke Mashup Buy Photo. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a ...

Of the 31 senate districts in Texas, Senate District 10, which covers about half of Tarrant County in North Texas, is the closest to a swing district. Democrat Wendy Davis won the seat in 2008 and held onto it in 2012. After Davis ran for governor in 2014, the seat flipped to Republicans with Burton's election.
Cindy Burkett in Texas Senate District 2 closes with this message: "Paid for by Texas Right to Life Committee, the state's largest and oldest pro-life organization." The tagline was read by Hall. Jay Root covered the story with Patrick Svitek for the Tribune. They downloaded the video before it was deleted.
Former Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, filibusters in an effort to kill an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he doesn't want a planned movie about former state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster to be filmed in the Texas Senate. The Austin American Statesman reports ...

After 16 years in the Texas Senate, incumbent Craig Estes faces a challenge from within his own party. This district is Tarrant, Denton, Collin and counties north to the Red River. State Rep. Pat Fallon, a Tea Partier who currently represents Collin County, hopes to take advantage of the changing urban demographics of the ...
But on one point they are united: They want a Democrat to reclaim the Texas Senate District 10 seat this year. The decision on who is best for that fight -- Campolo, a research scientist and teaching associate making her first bid for public office, or Powell, a real estate agent who has served on public school ...
A Texas Senate committee met Wednesday to begin efforts to assess the state of free speech on college campuses throughout Texas. The committee was directed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to "ascertain any restrictions on Freedom of Speech rights that Texas students face in expressing their views on campus ...
Members of the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee will exam this question Wednesday: Are students' freedom of speech rights being squelched on state college campuses? The special legislative hearing at Texas State University in San Marcos follows the school's own high profile free speech conflict. This past fall ...
San Marcos, Texas (KXAN) -- A Texas Senate panel met Wednesday to address free speech on campuses across the state. During the meeting, held at the student center on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos, lawmakers heard invited and public testimony relating to the First ...
Members of the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee will exam this question Wednesday: Are students' freedom of speech rights being squelched on state college campuses? The special legislative hearing at Texas State University in San Marcos follows the school's own high profile free speech conflict.
State Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, came out swinging against one of his opponents last week, criticizing Pat Fallon's attendance record in a 30-second spot on YouTube. The spot claims Fallon missed important votes during the 2017 special session because he was "sunning himself on a beach in ...
He noted that the Chamber hasn't weighed in on the Texas Senate race. Cruz, who won his first Senate race after an upset victory in the 2012 Republican primary, faces a bigger threat from a Democrat. El Paso Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke has been aggressively traveling the state campaigning, and ...
Texas House of Representatives 62nd District candidate Reggie Smith speaks at a lunch forum hosted by the Grayson County Republican women in Sherman Friday. Five candidates vying for seats in the House and Texas Senate's 62nd District were given the opportunity to introduce themselves, discuss ...
"They only thing he has to do is preside over the Texas Senate. And I guess he doesn't even have to do that if he doesn't want to," he says. "But all the lieutenant governors have." Brady correctly notes that Bob Bullock was no ordinary lieutenant governor. Bullock could move mountains out of that office.
Texas Senate, rep. candidates debate in Sherman. Error loading player: No playable sources found. By KXII-TV |. Posted: Fri 5:59 PM, Jan 19, 2018 |. Updated: Fri 6:05 PM, Jan 19, 2018. SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- With just less than two months to go before the primary elections, candidates for state senate and state ...

Senate District 8: There is only one open Texas Senate seat in 2018. State Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, is running for Congress and the Republican primary to replace him has become a high-dollar affair. The financial advantage continues to belong to Phillip Huffines, the former Dallas County GOP chairman ...
One of the most closely watched Senate races in Texas is drawing big money for both Phillip Huffines and Angela Paxton. campaign finance reports filed this week show Huffines' campaign has raised $523,907 since July 1, bringing his total contributions last year to more than $1.08 million. He also ...
... and 20-year-old smokers) within San Antonio city limits. It does not seek any penalties or enforcement for young adults 18 to 20 years old who purchase, use or possess tobacco -- just $500 fines for retailers that sell to tobacco users under 21. A bill in the Texas Senate that would have pushed the age up ...
Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke hopes to introduce a bill to Congress this year that would require all young people to spend at least a year "in service to this country." O'Rourke, who currently represents the 16th District of Texas, which includes El Paso, held a town hall in Corsicana on ...
The Texas Senate's state affairs committee will hear testimony on campus speech later this month at Texas State University, itself the site of a high-profile First Amendment conflict this fall. The Jan. 31 hearing will attempt to evaluate "any restrictions on Freedom of Speech rights that Texas students face in ...
Burton's SD-10 is the closest thing the 31-seat Texas Senate has to a swing district. Trump edged Clinton (47.9 percent to 47.3 percent), and Abbott beat Davis by almost 7.5 percentage points. That last set of numbers is worth remark: Davis was the senator from SD-10 before Burton took the seat in 2014.
Bridgeport City Councilman Kevin Lopez has thrown his hat in the ring as the lone Democratic candidate running for Senate District 30. Kevin Lopez. Lopez will face the winner of the Republican primary - either incumbent Craig Estes or challengers Pat Fallon and Craig Carter - in the November general ...
Among the most stunning revelations in a story about the proliferance of bonus payments to state agency employees since 2007 is the refusal of lawmakers on a key committee charged with fiscal oversight of the state to even respond to questions about that increase. The state has more than doubled its ...
Man Who Fought gay marriage Ban Running for Texas Senate. A man who sued over the right to marry his partner is running as a Democrat in 2018 in a bid that would make him the first openly gay state senator in Texas. Dec. 19, 2017, at 5:56 p.m.. Man Who Fought Gay marriage Ban Running for Texas Senate ...
Lower on the ballot, all of the seats in the Texas House of Representatives and half of those in the Texas Senate are up for re-election. Here's how Texans who haven't yet registered to vote can do so in time for the March 6 primary: Voters need to submit their applications at least 30 days in advance of an ...
A campus free speech measure passed the Texas Senate last year with just one Democrat's support but never got a hearing in the House. Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, said in her author's statement regarding Senate Bill 1151 that campus speech codes "substantially limiting First Amendment rights ...
Cindy Burkett is challenging incumbent Bob Hall for the state Senate seat in Texas District 2. Bob Hall and Cindy Burkett are the Republican candidates vying for their party's nomination this March to serve as state senator for District 2. Hall, a one-term incumbent is looking to retain his seat; Burkett a ...
The Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs held a hearing Jan. 31 in the LBJ Student Center ballroom regarding free speech on college campuses in Texas. The committee consists of nine state senators, eight of whom sought to "ascertain any restrictions on freedom of speech rights that Texas students ...
Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the leading Democratic Senate candidate in Texas, took Sarah Huckabee Sanders to school on crime rates in El Paso. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Donald Trump is desperate for whatever immigration package comes out of Congress to include funding for his border wall that ...
Victor Leal is the dependable and unwavering conservative candidate for Texas Senate for District 31. In addition to being the heart of Texas energy production, our district keeps Texans fed and clothed. Panhandle ranchers, high plains farmers, devoted educators, and those in the Permian Basin energy ...
She has worked as a teacher and counselor and promotes her conservative values. She is no stranger to the campaign trail or politics, having worked with her husband, Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who previously held the District 8 seat. "I will be a unique voice in the Texas Senate and ...
Today's journey into the ironosphere takes us to the Texas Senate's Committee on State Affairs, which recently posted a notice of an upcoming meeting with this subject line: "Ascertain any restrictions on Freedom of Speech rights that Texas students face in expressing their views on campus along with ...
This week, Bush drew sharp, bipartisan criticism from members of the Texas Senate about a lack of transparency after he said that a staff of around 70 was handling the Alamo renovation for a private endowment that may be exempt from Texas open records laws and other requirements that it publicly ...
Texas Senate hopeful Pat Fallon has taken down a cartoon he had posted to his facebook account after it drew sharp criticism for depicting the State of Texas kicking California, which has been in the news as wildfires devastated much of the southern part of the state. Fallon said in an interview with the ...
He's running for re-election in 2018 with two issues on his plate: "Reimagining the Alamo," a project that has brought some criticism of his office and has the Texas Senate asking him for greater transparency; and the task of helping victims of Hurricane Harvey with housing issues. Patterson has been a ...
The Texas Senate held its first select committee Wednesday to review processes and give lawmakers a crash course in cybersecurity. The committee was mandated by House Bill 8 that passed earlier this year. Texas is no stranger to cybersecurity problems. In 2011, the state comptroller's office left more ...
In Congress, the Senate is often referred to colloquially as "the upper house," Jillson said. Similarly, in Texas, the state Senate is the more senior, prestigious and influential of the two bodies, he said. "A house member is always ready to run for Texas Senate," Jillson said. "A senator never runs for the Texas ...
A piece of legislation known as the "Tim Tebow" law--named after the former NFL player who was home schooled but played on a public school team - passed the Texas Senate last session. But it died in the House's public education committee. But at the Panthers' game against Fort Davis, home school ...
Texas Supreme Court Judge Don Willett jumped into action outside the courtroom recently, helping a man choking on food at a Chick-fil-A. Willett -- who has been nominated by President Trump to serve on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals -- was enjoying some chicken strips at the Fast Food restaurant, ...
"While the Texas Senate currently has a policy for reporting and investigating sexual harassment claims, I will be carefully reviewing the process and making any necessary improvements," Kolkhorst said in a prepared statement. The Texas Tribune reported in November on the lack of protocol in the ...
The party lost the Texas Senate in 1996 and the Texas House in 2002, and as the years passed, it lost courthouse posts at such a steady rate that in recent years, contests for local, county, legislative, and even statewide offices have often been conceded to the Republicans without much of a fight.18.
The Republican holding what is essentially the Texas Senate's most vulnerable seat is publicly tamping down rumors that she's looking to run for Congress. For almost a week, State Sen. Konni Burton, a North Texas Republican has been touted as a potential replacement to U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, ...
Denton City Council member Keely Briggs announced her bid to run for Texas Senate District 30 after filing campaign paperwork Thursday in Austin. She intends to run as an independent. Keely BriggsKeely Briggs. Keely Briggs. Keely Briggs. Because she is running as an independent, Briggs' name won't ...
Republicans took the majority in the House after the 2002 elections that used those maps (Republicans took the Texas Senate after the 1996 ...
But with a tough Senate map for the party, where they need to defend 10 seats in states that President Trump carried, Texas's Senate seat likely ...
Kolkhorst wrote to KXAN, "While the Texas Senate currently has a policy for reporting and investigating sexual harassment claims, I will be ...
Fran Watson, former president of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, filed paperwork on Tuesday to run as a Democrat in Texas Senate District ...
State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) has filed for re-election for Texas Senate District 3. The district covers 19 counties including the ...


 

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