Early in the debate, O’Rourke and Castro were largely absent from long stretches of discussion Tuesday night.
President Donald Trump’s recent racist comments about elected officials weighed on Hurd, the last black Republican in the U.S. House.
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Former gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in Congressional District 21, a longtime GOP seat.
U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-San Antonio) has opted to run for re-election rather than pursue what would likely have been a bruising political battle.
Allies of Rep. Joaquín Castro are frustrated by his camp’s delay, but aides to the San Antonio Democrat say a decision on a Senate run is imminent.
A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro said via email the San Antonio Democrat is mulling a challenge to Texas’ senior senator in 2020.
Gov. Greg Abbott and 22 members of Congress from Texas sent a letter to President Trump stating their opposition to using Harvey aid for a border wall.
The U.S. government was headed toward a partial shutdown Friday, thanks to the Congressional fight over funding a border wall.
Cruz narrowly defeated O’Rourke Tuesday evening in what appeared likely to end up as one of the closest U.S Senate races in Texas in decades.
A new poll released Thursday morning showed Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has stabilized his lead over his Democrat challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso.