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There's no shortage of tea party challenges for congressional seats this year, but just how many are likely to win remains unclear.
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Most of the national press pointed to the landslide primary victories of Texas Republicans Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions over tea party-favored challengers as evidence that the grassroots movement has run out of steam as a force in the GOP.
Texas Republicans picked the state's attorney general in the fight to succeed longtime Gov. Rick Perry, while a rising Democratic star coasted to her party's nomination Tuesday night during the nation's first statewide primary.
The big news on the Democratic side is the close loss by longtime Rep. Lon Burnam in HD90, who fell by 111 votes to Ramon Romero Jr. I know basically nothing about Rep.-elect Romero, but I do know that Rep. Burnam has been a progressive stalwart, and it is sad to see him go.
A University of Texas cheerleader performs in front of a giant Texas flag draped on the UT Tower during the Hex Rally in Austin, Texas on November 21, 2011.
Here are five things to know about the Texas primaries: Ted Cruz may now be the most powerful Republican in conservative Texas.
Two years after Ted Cruz upset the political establishment in the Lone Star State, Texas voters helped two major Republican establishment candidates secure their posts in the state's primaries on Tuesday.
Texas's most high-profile Tea Party challengers flamed out in Tuesday's primaries, falling far short of their goals to knock off powerful incumbents.
Republicans have voted for tried-and-true incumbents and fire-breathing conservatives, while Democrats have learned they still have a lot of building to do if they hope to compete in November.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn claimed an early lead Tuesday night in his quest to serve a third six-year term in Congress.
Texas voters are set to decide who will face off in some high-profile races come November.
FIVE THINGS TO WATCH IN TEXAS, via Alex Isenstadt: 1) The Stockman disaster: [T]he tea party crowd has distanced itself from Stockman.
I was hoping one of the Texas FReepers would start a thread, but didn't see one.
In this Oct. 3, 2013 file photo, Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, smiles as she addresses supporters at a rally in Haltom City, Texas, where she declared her candidacy for Texas governor.
In the five years since the tea party was born, Texas has been a hotbed of the movement: It was tea party activists who powered Gov. Rick Perry to a crushing reelection win and catapulted Sen. Ted Cruz to national fame.