Corpus Christi personal injury lawyer Thomas J. Henry has poured $694,000 into the campaign of Democrat Nicholas LaHood, who is trying to unseat 16-year Republican incumbent Susan Reed as Bexar County district attorney. Henry plans to give even more, and some folks in San Antonio are wondering what all that cash is for.
Three candidates are vying for the state Senate seat occupied by Glenn Hegar, a Katy Republican. They're even advertising. But Hegar is still in office, and that seat is not on the November ballot.
In the battle to represent Congressional District 23, U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, and Republican Will Hurd have built substantial war chests for the stretch run in what many view as the state’s only toss-up race for Congress.
DPS is resuming the issuance of Election Identification Certificates after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today ruled unanimously that the states voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election.
Thursday, Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry announced that a record number of 14,025,441 Texans are registered to vote.
Several days into the media firestorm over the release of an ad that features an empty wheelchair, state Sen. Wendy Davis isn’t pulling back one inch from the harsh attacks on Attorney General Greg Abbott.
With little money and swimming against the tide in conservative Texas, Democrat Sam Houston has little choice but to campaign for attorney general "the old fashioned way" — on the cheap, and largely from the front seat of his Toyota Prius.
Dan Patrick, the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, has made clear that he wants to lower property taxes. What he has left unclear — both to voters and to prominent business groups that have endorsed him — is exactly how he'll do that.
State Sen. Wendy Davis touched off a political firestorm Friday with a 30-second TV ad that slams Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for working against people with disabilities and others who filed lawsuits.
Some of the most contentious issues on the 2014 campaign trail surround the duties of the attorney general's office, but it's not the AG candidates who've been debating them.
The only debate scheduled between Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and his Democratic opponent, David Alameel, could end up only being broadcast in Spanish.
This isn’t going to go down as a year when big ideas and political celebrity decided the elections. It’ll go down as a referendum on the Democrat who has been in the White House for the last six years.
Important deadlines for the November 4 Election.
While a federal judge in Corpus Christi mulls whether the state's requirement to show photo ID to cast a ballot violates the Voting Rights Act, a judge on the highest criminal appeals court in Texas has sued the state over its voter ID law.
He touched on things from last nights debate, along with his plan for education and business.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott leads Democratic opponent Wendy Davis by 9 percentage points, 49 percent to 40 percent, according to the latest Texas Lyceum poll, released Wednesday.
The Texas DPS, in advance of the upcoming November election, will be offering Saturday hours at select driver license offices to issue Election Identification Certificates (EIC) only beginning Oct. 11 through Nov. 8.
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, who has mostly avoided direct confrontation with his opponent in the race for Texas governor, took a hard swing at Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis over her ethics as a lawmaker in a televised debate Tuesday night. And she let him have it right back.
If the recent past is any guide, state Sen. Wendy Davis will go on the attack in her final debate with Attorney General Greg Abbott in the race for Texas governor. Abbott, meanwhile, is likely to drop President Obama's name a few times and warn that Davis will bring Washington-style liberalism to Texas.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, says Attorney General Greg Abbott, her Republican opponent, intentionally used the power of his office to hide misspending in the troubled Texas Enterprise Fund.
The program is designed to raise awareness and remind military men and women of important deadlines.
State Sens. Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, who are running for lieutenant governor, are taking part in an hourlong debate Monday evening, the only such forum scheduled in their race.
State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, pledged on Wednesday to stop using money intended for transportation for other programs.
The doctor plans to make his decision about running for the Republican nomination before May.
The biggest single cluster of Texas voters has not been to the polls so far this year: Texans who vote only in November. That group outnumbers those who vote in either the Republican or the Democratic primaries. Both parties are counting on this group.
National groups have embarked on a voter registration campaign targeting Hispanics in Texas. But with Election Day less than two months away, some observers are skeptical that advocates' ambitious goals can be met.
David Alameel, the Democrat challenging Republican John Cornyn for his U.S. Senate seat, knows he faces an uphill battle at best. So why is he running? The wealthy Dallas businessman says it has a lot to do with wanting to reform his own party.
Increased funding for preventive care and luring medical professionals to Texas are at the center of gubernatorial frontrunner Greg Abbott’s health care plan, unveiled in Houston on Wednesday.
Despite having the largest warchest in Texas politics, Attorney General Greg Abbott keeps adding to it with a series of fundraisers scheduled into at least mid-October. In the process, the gubernatorial candidate is exhibiting plenty of confidence that Texas will remain in GOP hands come November.
It's a special election to replace Senator Robert Duncan.
Wendy Davis Book Tour Reveals Her Life Story
State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, and former George W. Bush aide Jodey Arrington are considered the front-runners in the race to succeed state Sen. Robert Duncan.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's campaign is asking if Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' book deal and tour count as illegal corporate campaign contributions.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, reveals in her new book that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons, both more than 15 years ago, according to media reports.
As Sen. Leticia Van de Putte reaches for one of the most powerful jobs in Texas, the blurred lines between her private work and public role are giving rise to familiar questions in a part-time Legislature, where low pay and lax disclosure laws have fostered the perception of conflicts of interest.
The candidates and the campaigns are encouraging people to vote, but some of the political news in Texas makes voting sound difficult — or even criminal.
Longtime West Texas lawmaker Delwin Jones appeared to be on the mend early Wednesday morning.
State Sens. Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte have taken to promoting their business credentials while campaigning to become the state's lieutenant governor in a race that influential groups say should be good for business.
State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, wants the state to pay college students’ tuition and fees for two years if they attend a public community college in the state.
Last week, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, shot down speculation she was considering a run for San Antonio mayor. The rumors could hurt her prospects on multiple fronts.
No debates have been scheduled yet between lieutenant governor candidates Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte. But the two spoke in front of the same crowd on Thursday, making a case for their candidacies and promoting their support for business.
Rick Perry's political star is rising again, and associates say the new man behind the curtain is Jeff Miller, a California transplant known for his fundraising prowess and overflowing address book. If Perry runs for president again, one former aide says Miller will be the "conductor of the orchestra."
Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, calls for reducing high-stakes testing in a new plan for Texas schools. The campaign of her Republican opponent, Dan Patrick, said the plan would do nothing to help turn around underperforming schools.
Gov. Rick Perry’s office pushed back Tuesday against criticism that he overreached in funding the deployment of Texas National Guard troops to the border.
Here is the state of the Texas governor's race in the late summer of 2014: both candidates are speaking directly to their base voters and labeling each other as corrupt insiders out of touch with ordinary people.
Houston-area voters will select a new state senator Tuesday as they head to the polls in a runoff special election for a vacant state Senate seat.
Gov. Rick Perry took a beating on the presidential campaign trail for what some conservatives considered his soft stance on immigration. But now, as he eyes another bid, the same issue is allowing him to appeal to the voters who once rejected him.
Seeking to aid fellow Republicans in the November elections — and perhaps bolster his own chances for a 2016 presidential run – Gov. Rick Perry has formed a federal political action committee.
State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, urged the GOP to focus on appealing to Hispanic voters, emphasizing that the “ultimate survivability of the Republican Party” is at stake, in an Austin speech to young Republicans Thursday evening.
Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, has not been in the Texas House for two years, but the freshman lawmaker and former California congressional candidate has his eye on the top job there: speaker.
The Primary Runoff Election is Tuesday
I caught up with a few of the winners from election day and found out what's in store for both Midland and Odessa counties.
Landgraf wins state representative seat for District 81
Sen. Kel Seliger of Amarillo, who took office in 2004, faced Former Midland Mayor Mike Canon, his first serious challenger for the district 31 Texas senate seat during Tuesday’s republican primary election.
Here is where you can find out your polling location if you live in Ector County.