• April 14, 2021

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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

Texas Republicans Mostly Outraising Opponents in Key State Races

Republicans largely outraised their Democratic challengers this summer in the most closely watched races for statewide offices and the Texas Legislature, according to the latest fundraising reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission. But a handful of exceptions — including the challengers to Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Attorney General Ken Paxton — highlight some […]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

Texas GOP Convention Finds Unity on Trump, but Intraparty Tensions

SAN ANTONIO — Texas Republicans may love Donald Trump, but they are still working out their differences with one another. That was evident during here at the state GOP’s convention, a three-day marathon of presidential bear-hugging and flashes of intraparty resentments ahead of a November election where nearly every statewide official —as well as U.S. […]Read More

Texas GOP Unites behind Speaker Paul Ryan, Splits on Plan

WASHINGTON — With the backing of congressional Texans, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi easily coasted to re-election as the top-ranking members of their parties in the U.S. House on the first day of the 115th Congress. But it was not a day lacking in drama.  House Republicans unleashed outrage from the […]Read More

Analysis: The Blue Dots in Texas’ Red Political Sea

Texas remained true to the GOP in last week’s general election, but the blue spots on the map that represent Democratic votes and mark many of the state’s biggest cities are getting bluer. Last  Tuesday’s election results offer further evidence that Texas mirrors America, with urban voters strongly favoring Democrats, while rural and many suburban […]Read More

UT Poll: Most Texas Voters Support Banning Muslims, Building Border

A majority of Texas’ registered voters believe Muslims who are not U.S. citizens should be banned from entering the country, according to results of a University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll released Tuesday. The survey found that 31 percent of voters “strongly supported” denying such people entry, with another 22 percent “somewhat” supporting the idea. Thirty-seven […]Read More

Platforms Reveal Texas Republicans, Democrats Actually Agree on Stuff

Though they disagree on nearly every major policy issue, from education funding to abortion to immigration, Texas Republicans and Democrats apparently have common ground on a few things, according to the platforms approved at recent state conventions. Both state parties approve new platforms every two years, covering dozens of issues. Republicans put their platform together […]Read More

Analysis: Whose Texas GOP Is It, Anyway?

The Republican Party of Texas’ biennial convention in Dallas gives the heart of the state’s GOP electorate a chance to see their heroes and stars, to assess the current state of the party at the end of a rambunctious primary season and to figure out — if possible — where the various conservative tribes are going […]Read More