• January 28, 2022

Tags : Texas Democrats

Texas Supreme Court allows for arrest of Democrats who don’t

House Democrats who refuse to show up for the Legislature could soon be detained by law enforcement and brought back to the state Capitol, after the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday voided a state district judge’s temporary restraining order barring their arrest. The all-Republican high court’s order came at the request of Gov. Greg Abbott […]Read More

Texas Democrats from the border team up for new PAC

A group of Democrats representing the state’s border with Mexico in the Texas House has launched a new political group to unify their ranks and pitch in on the fight for the lower-chamber majority this November. The House Speaker Pro Tem, Rep. Joe Moody of El Paso, is helping organize and serving as the treasurer […]Read More

Analysis: Is Texas political sentiment changing?

The number of registered voters in the state today — 16,211,198 — is about the size of the state’s entire population in 1990. This is not the same place it was, in lots of ways. That Texas was making a turn from midcentury to modern, a transition captured in some ways by the race for […]Read More

List of Texas Democrats scrambling to challenge John Cornyn in

WASHINGTON – Call it the other “Beto effect“. Just months after Democrat Beto O’Rourke outperformed expectations by coming within three points of defeating Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Democrats are lining up to run against the state’s other U.S. senator, John Cornyn, in 2020. The latest possible contender is veteran and 2018 congressional candidate Joseph Kopser, who lost to Republican Chip […]Read More

How Texas Democrats Lost a State Senate Seat Amid Talk

Republican Pete Flores’ upset victory in a Democratic-friendly Texas Senate district Tuesday night has spurred GOP jubilation and Democratic soul-searching with less than two months until the November elections. “All this talk about a ‘blue wave’? Well, the tide is out,” Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick proclaimed at Flores’ election night party in San Antonio. […]Read More

Analysis: Why Texas Republicans Hope 2018 Won’t be Like 1990

Unpopular presidents regularly get their parties clobbered in mid-term elections, but Texas Republicans have a couple of layers of political insulation. Donald Trump is still popular with the party’s voters, and Texas Democrats would have to have an unusually strong year to win big even if there’s a Trump slump in 2018. When Texas Republicans won the […]Read More

On First Day of Early Voting in Texas Primaries, Turnout

On Tuesday, more Democrats cast primary ballots than Republicans on the first day of early voting in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters. That hasn’t happened since 2008. Fifty-four percent of the day’s 51,249 in-person votes in those counties Tuesday were cast in the Democratic primaries, according to the Texas secretary of […]Read More

UT/TT Poll: A new President, Popular with Texas Republicans

Texas Republicans have rallied strongly around President Donald Trump in the first weeks of his administration. Texas Democrats had just as strong a reaction — in the other direction. In his second month in office, President Donald Trump is getting overwhelmingly good grades on his job performance from the state’s Republicans, according to the latest […]Read More