The political landscape had been upended in recent weeks, with a rash of congressional retirements leading to five newly open seats.
Texans in Congress are set to face a dizzying docket of legislation in the coming days, ranging from a tax overhaul to children’s health insurance.
The projected race between O’Rourke and Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is shaping up to be one of the most-watched contests in the November 2018 elections.
Texas’ senior U.S. senator is breaking the thaw: John Cornyn says he is endorsing Ted Cruz for re-election in 2018.
U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, praised House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Saturday but said he does not want her help in his U.S. Senate campaign.
Texas Democrats may not have a full statewide slate yet, but they are seeing early and intense interest in several congressional races.
If he had run, Castro would have had to give up a safe seat in Congress, where he has the two high-profile committee assignments.
Is it worth Castro giving up his seat in Congress for a long-shot challenge to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, particularly when another Democrat is already running?
Editor’s note: This story has been updated.
The 2018 Texas race for U.S. Senate is poised to start Friday, as U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke will launch his campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.