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Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Perry Throws Support Behind McConnell

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes to Kentucky, people like to remind him of Jim Bowie, the Kentucky native who died at the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.

03/16/2014

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, held off a Tea Party challenger to defend his seat in the November election. (Getty Images)

Cornyn Tops Stockman To Win GOP Primary

Senator Cornyn holds off Tea Party challenge from Rep. Steve Stockman.

03/05/2014

File photo of Barry Smitherman.  (credit: Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images)

AG Candidate Smitherman: Aborted Would Vote GOP

Texas attorney general hopeful Barry Smitherman turned some heads when he suggested this summer that many aborted fetuses might have voted Republican had they been born.

11/09/2013

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator Ted Cruz Holding Meetings Across Texas

Sen. Ted Cruz is touring the state this week holding meetings with Republican and tea party groups.

08/19/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Thursday to require Secretary of State John Kerry to offer up to $5 million in reward money for information regarding last year’s Benghazi, Libya attacks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sen. Cruz Draws Standing Ovation Denouncing ‘Obamacare’ At Summit

Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday continued his call for cutting off funding for President Barack Obama’s health care law and told conservative Christians that congressional lawmakers can’t be counted on to do it.

08/10/2013

It would seem that Texas Republicans have never been stronger. An all-but-certain Republican successor is emerging to follow the departing Gov. Rick Perry. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Dems Look To Become Relevant Again Through Hispanic Vote

It would seem that Texas Republicans have never been stronger. An all-but-certain Republican successor is emerging to follow the departing Gov. Rick Perry.

07/15/2013

File photo of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

GOP Eyes Abbott As Gov. Perry’s Successor In Texas

Even as he announced he wasn’t running for governor again, Rick Perry implored Texans not to rock the political boat too much in choosing a successor.

07/09/2013

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo credit - JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Creates Foes In Washington, Gains Respect In Texas

In just seven weeks on the job, the insurgent Republican elected with the tea party’s backing and bankroll has run afoul of GOP mainstays, prompted Democrats to compare his style to McCarthyism and has voted against nearly everything of significance that came before him.

02/24/2013

John Boehner

Opinion: GOP Too Extreme

More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.

12/20/2012

Dick Armey

Opinion: Amazing ‘Stupid Things’

Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying “stupid things,” but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.

12/11/2012

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