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The two speakers are the most powerful elected officials most of us never vote for. Straus is one of 150 members of the Texas House, installed by the voters of his San Antonio district. Ryan one of 435 U.S. representatives, elected by voters in his home in Wisconsin. Both were put in high office by their peers ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz ran a surprisingly effective presidential campaign in 2016. It sometimes sounds like he still is. The Texan is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate by pledging to repeal Barack Obama's signature health care law, abolish the IRS and beat back federal overreach.

Texas Law School alumnae Chris Perri and Julie Oliver returned to UT Saturday to earn student votes ahead of a runoff election that will determine which one of them will be the Democratic nominee for Congressional District 25 in the midterm elections. Perri and Oliver participated in a forum jointly hosted ...
AUSTIN (Nexstar) - The two Democrats facing the uphill battle of winning the race for Texas governor both made their campaign pitches to Democrats from around the state at an Austin event on Saturday. Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Houston businessman Andrew White must first beat ...
In tallying Cruz's numbers, his team takes into account three groups: Ted Cruz for Senate, a re-election campaign committee; the Jobs, Freedom, and Security PAC, a leadership ... Cruz's re-election campaign fund alone raised $2.7 million. ... Texas hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994.
The mere existence of the runoffs that he, Jones and other Texas Democrats will compete in next month reflects Democrats' hopes in Texas in 2018, because it means that there were three or more Democratic candidates in districts that had two, one or none in election cycles past. “Democrats smell blood in ...

Still, as his second-term bid got underway Monday, there were abounding signs that the Cruz Texas elected in 2012 — conservative insurgent, political provocateur — is not about to tone it down. At his first stop of the day in Beaumont — and later at a boisterous rally here — Cruz segued from lengthy ...
She could quit today and start the machinery of a special election to replace her, or she could wait it out, putting the special election sometime after the start of the Texas legislative session's beginning early next year. Candidates are already lining up, notably Democratic state Reps. Carol Alvarado and Ana ...
"Ms. Mason was never asked if she was a convicted felon by the election judge nor did she indicate that she was a convicted felon," her attorney said. "Ms. Mason voted in good faith that she could legally vote because she was never notified by any government agency that it was against the law to vote.".
The seven state-approved photo IDs: Texas driver's license, Texas Election Identification Certificate, Texas personal identification card, Texas license to carry a concealed handgun, U.S. military ID card with photo, U.S. citizenship certificate with photo and U.S. passport. Anyone who doesn't have one of ...
Burton, elected in 2014 to this post in a high-dollar race over Democrat Libby Willis, has more than $365,000 in cash on hand — more than both Democrats combined — for the general election fight. But the two Democrats say this is the year for their party to reclaim this district. “I'm the best person to do this ...
To begin, we should note that several races in the 2018 election reflect a missed opportunity for Texas Democrats in 2016. At the time, there was a failure to .... Out of 243 elected legislative, statewide, and congressional offices in Texas, just 47 are currently held by women. It remains an uphill climb for a ...
There's still a few days left to get ready to vote in the March 6 primary election. If you haven't registered to vote yet, there's still time — until the close of business on Monday. “If you want your voice to be heard, you have to be prepared,” Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos said. “It is imperative that all ...
In non-election years, state campaign finance reports have to be filed to the Texas Ethics Commission twice a year. During election years, that number increases; candidates have at least four reports due — two semi-annual reports (one in January and one in July) and another two pre-election reports (one ...
Herbst wasn't elected mayor. She'd been serving as an alderman and mayor pro tem when she stepped into the role. The previous mayor, Johnny Hamm, suffered a massive heart attack on the night of the election filing deadline and spent the campaign in a coma. He died three days before the election and ...
Texas Republicans are fighting to get 128 Democrats thrown off their 2018 primary election ballots in one of the state's few liberal-leaning counties, filing a lawsuit that claims the Democratic Party failed to validate their candidacies. The deputy executive director for Texas Democrats, Manny Garcia, told ...
President Donald Trump's election fraud commission asked every state for detailed voter registration data, but in Texas' case it took an additional step: It asked to see Texas records that identify all voters with Hispanic surnames, newly released documents show. In buying nearly 50 million records from the ...

Democrats are stuffed into a crowded and tough primary for governor. Valdez, elected four times in Dallas County, has the most political experience, but all of them are new to statewide politics. Time is short, with early voting underway on Feb. 20 and the election on March 6. Runoffs — a likelihood in this ...
An election in Virginia was decided this morning by luck. ... The news around this unorthodox way to pick an elected official got the KUT Newsroom wondering: What would happen if there were a tie in Texas? ... Well, here in Travis County we had a race for Texas House that came down to four votes.
The two big political parties are often presented as equals, each in position at any given time to prevail in an election. But the Republican Party in Texas has been bigger than the Democratic Party for a long time, and unless hundreds of thousands of new people show up or huge numbers of the majority ...
She'd also be the first Hispanic governor of Texas, the first child of migrant farmworkers elected governor of Texas and the first openly gay person elected governor in the ... I'm recovering from the disappointment, as are all entrants who wanted to win without donating to the Abbott re-election campaign.
Just days before the race for the 99th Texas House seat kicks into high gear, a lawsuit has been filed alleging a malicious “political 'dirty trick' ” in last year's election. The district, which has been represented by state Rep. Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, since 2001, is expected to feature a marquee Republican ...
Representative Joe Barton, Republican of Texas and the most senior House member for his state delegation, announced last week in an interview with The Dallas Morning News that he would not seek re-election after sexually suggestive online messages that he sent to a constituent came to light.
Texas argues that the affidavit allowing those without IDs to have the opportunity to vote renders challenges moot. “The Texas Legislature has substantially amended Texas election law to provide a safeguard for voters who do not have and cannot reasonably obtain a qualifying photo ID,” a brief for the ...
Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made his re-election bid official Saturday, brushing off his competition's criticisms and looking to keep focus on the Republican ... First elected in 2012, Cruz insisted that he has worked to keep his initial promises to Texas voters “every day in the United States Senate — and for that ...
First elected in 2012, Cruz insisted that he has worked to keep his initial promises to Texas voters "every day in the United States Senate — and, for that matter, every day running for president last year." Since the election of President Donald Trump last year, Cruz has emerged as a close ally of his 2016 ...
Wade credited the support he received "from a lot of people" after his unsuccessful campaign in 2011 for inspiring him to seek elected office again. Wade started the Barber Institute of Texas in South Longview in 2009, and was later appointed by Mayor Andy Mack to the LEDCO Board of Directors. He said ...
The longest serving congressman from Texas, Joe Barton, will not seek re-election after a nude sexting photo he sent went viral. Barton has ... Barton, who represents a conservative North Texas district, was first elected to Congress in 1984, making him the longest-serving member of Congress from Texas.
Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton says he will not seek re-election after nude photo of him was posted on social media. By The Associated Press. WASHINGTON — Nov 30, 2017, 12:14 PM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email · Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton says he will not seek re-election after nude photo of ...
“We have not heard anything from Texas,” said Jerry Vattamala, director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund's democracy program, who is representing the plaintiffs in the case. “It appears that they are not appealing.” At issue in the case was an obscure provision of the Texas Election ...
Joe Barton, R-Ennis, said Thursday he will not seek re-election, after a sexual image of himself he shared was made public last week. ... Barton, who represents a conservative North Texas district, was first elected to Congress in 1984, making him the longest-serving member of Congress from Texas.
"I'm hoping that enough people are seeing that too much one-sided is not healthy for Texas." First elected in 2004, Valdez is serving her fourth term as sheriff of Dallas County, the second most populous county in the state and a Democratic stronghold. Her election in Dallas made national news because ...
Second, the next speaker will be elected by receiving the majority of the votes of the House members. While he or she will be speaker for the entire House and thus for all of Texas, the election is won by having a simple majority — 76 members. Again, the proposal being considered by the Republican ...
... decided not to seek re-election," Giddings said in a statement Tuesday. "This is obviously a difficult decision and one that tugs at my heart." First elected in 1992, Giddings is vice chairwoman of the powerful House State Affairs Committee. She also is chairwoman of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.
Texas lawmakers have promised to come up with better protection for ... The Legislature isn't any old Texas state agency, and the elected ...
Travis Clardy files for re-election to Texas House of Representatives District ... Clardy was first elected in 2012 and has championed education, ...
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Kyle Kacal filed for re-election Wednesday to represent Texas ... Kacal was first elected in 2013 and serves as vice-chair of the Rules and ...
The statewide officials elected next year will be in office the next time Texas draws its political maps, so there's an extra significance to the ...
When it comes to pre-election season, political talk is cheap. ... statewide officials elected next year will be in office the next time Texas draws its ...
According to Texas Monthly, Green was elected as mayor of Archer City, ... he won re-election by a landslide -- 155 votes were cast for Green, ...
... late Tuesday evening, according to unofficial, incomplete election ... Haltom City: Linda “Lin” Thompson was elected to fill the unexpired ...
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7. ... early in person or by mail, Texas Secretary of State records show.
2017 election: Highlights from North Texas ballots, what you need to ... from local to state propositions as the November 2017 election ends ...
There are multiple races in the Central Texas area for the Nov. ... Place 1 councilman; Meredith Rainer will be elected as the Ward 1, Place 3 ...
For the first time over 25 years a Texas House speaker will not be running for ... to consider changing the rules on how the speaker is elected.
Propostion A: Is a $64.2 million bond program that would pay for a new 900-student middle school to alleviates space limitations and allows for ...
The 2017 election is just a few days away, but for many - the focus is on ... Republicans elected to those offices in Texas since Reconstruction.
Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas announced Thursday that he will retire from the House when his term ends at the end of next year.
... likely to become an issue in the 2018 primaries and general election. ... was first elected speaker of the Texas House in 2009 with bipartisan ...


 

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