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Texas held the first primary of the year on Tuesday, and strategists across the country in both political parties are reading the tea leaves to see what the results portend about the Tea Party and its role in this year's midterm elections.
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Steve Stockman, the Lone Star state's weirdest lawmaker, crashed and burned spectacularly in the Republican Senate primary this week, losing to incumbent John Cornyn by 41 percentage points in one of the strangest campaigns I've ever covered.
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What's the biggest lesson that Steve Stockman learned from his losing campaign to become the Republican nominee for US Senate in Texas? After a radio interview, The Daily Beast cornered the Texas Congressman, who lost overwhelmingly in Tuesday's Republican primary against incumbent John Cornyn.
Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn squandered his victory lap Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference with a lukewarm speech that fell far short of the Rick Perry roof-raiser it followed.
As one of the first to chronicle and applaud its rise, I am not ready to pronounce the death of the tea party movement.
Ash Wednesday selfies. Is it just me, or is there something strange with posting a selfie in order to show off your Ash Wednesday ashes? The point of the imposition of ashes is to remind us of Christ's humiliation.
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.
The 12-way race to replace Rep. Steve Stockman ended in a runoff Tuesday night, while the congressman lost his Senate primary bid for Sen. John Cornyn's seat.
In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, and other Republicans walk to a closed-door GOP meeting before the Senate moves to pass a modest, bipartisan budget bill, at the Capitol in Washington.
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.
JANUARY 28: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters after the weekly Republican Senate caucus luncheon with Sen. Roy Blunt , Sen. John Barrasso , Sen. John Thune and Sen. John Cornyn at the U.S. Capitol January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.
The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the tea party still wield considerable influence in one of the nation's most conservative states.
Republican primary races for lieutenant governor and attorney general are among several that are headed for runoffs this year in Texas.
The Lone Star state held its primary contests Tuesday, kicking off the 2014 election season with two top Republicans guarding their seats in Congress against conservative challengers and gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott ready to square off in November.