Of $67 million in state-level campaign contributions over one year, $57 million went to GOP candidates, according to a Texas Tribune analysis.
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.