House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, endorsed Steve Allison on Thursday to replace Straus in House District 121. Straus is not seeking re-election after representing the district since 2005.
Five Democrats are vying for a chance to take on U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Helotes) in Texas’ most competitive congressional district.
Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Texas this weekend to tour the state’s border with Mexico and raise money for fellow Republicans.
The State Republican Executive Committee on Saturday dinged Texas House Speaker Joe Straus for standing in the way of the party leadership group’s priorities.
The Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) has drawn 18 candidates – a staggering number.
Former State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer is being endorsed by 17 sitting lawmakers in his campaign to return to the Texas House.
The political landscape had been upended in recent weeks, with a rash of congressional retirements leading to five newly open seats.
Chip Roy — a former senior staffer to multiple top Texas Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz — is running for Congress, looking to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio).
Former State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer is running for his old Texas House seat, setting up a primary battle with fellow San Antonio Democrat Diana Arévalo.
The impact of House Speaker Joe Straus’ departure from the Capitol can’t be understated, according to one political scientist.