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Democrat Crushed in Fort Bend County Runoff

Democrat Crushed in Fort Bend County Runoff

Democrats’ dreams of turning Texas blue have suffered a severe setback in a special election runoff for the Texas House District 28 seat in Fort Bend County. With all votes counted, Republican Gary Gates has soundly defeated Democrat Eliz Markowitz by 17,457 to...
Commentary: O’Rourke Out

Commentary: O’Rourke Out

On Friday, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) ended his presidential campaign, joining Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), ex-Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York City Mayor...
Beto Finally Gives Up

Beto Finally Gives Up

After a campaign that lasted over six months, former Texas Democrat Congressman Beto O’Rourke has announced he has officially ended his campaign for president. In a statement released Friday afternoon, O’Rourke acknowledged the flatlining of his presidential bid,...
Debate on Second Amendment Engulfs Social Media Again

Debate on Second Amendment Engulfs Social Media Again

Texas politicians are starkly opposed in their reactions to the recent shootings in El Paso and Odessa. From statewide elected officials down to lawmakers in the state Capitol, politicians of every stripe are sounding off online, making known their would-be public...
Dem Field to Challenge Cornyn Grows to 8

Dem Field to Challenge Cornyn Grows to 8

An eighth Democrat has joined the crowded primary field to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, a young, progressive activist who founded the organizations the Workers Defense Project and Jolt, has thrown her hat in the ring for the...
Democrats Ramp Up Texas-Sized Ambitions

Democrats Ramp Up Texas-Sized Ambitions

It is no secret that Texas’ Democrat Party wants to take back their former stronghold. If Texas had gone blue in 2016, Donald Trump would have lost and Hillary Clinton would have become president. Trump carried Texas by nine points in 2016, but with Ted Cruz...