Governor-elect Greg Abbott has already had a few direct words for President Barack Obama: “Thank you.”
Republicans prevailed in all of Texas’ statewide elections on Tuesday, extending a longest-in-the-nation winning streak that dates back to 1994 and ensuring that while all of the state’s top offices will get new occupants, the politics won’t change that much.
Without Gov. Rick Perry on the ballot for the first time since 2000, Texas politics was poised to undergo a major shake-up Tuesday, starting with the race for governor between the state’s staunchly conservative Republican attorney general and a Democratic champion of abortion rights.
The biggest shake up of Texas politics in decades is two weeks away.
Democrat Wendy Davis on Thursday disputed ethics allegations raised by Republican opponent Greg Abbott over promoting her new memoir in the final stretch of the Texas governor’s race.
Attorney General Greg Abbott praises “measurable and meaningful results” from the $1.3 million per week in added border security spending.
Republican Greg Abbott welcomed salty-tongued rocker Ted Nugent to his campaign for Texas governor on Tuesday but claimed ignorance about inflammatory remarks his polarizing surrogate has made on immigration and women.
Democratic candidate for governor says she supports proposed law that would allow Texans to wear guns in public.
Texans approved dedicating $2 billion to the state water plan on Tuesday, while Houston residents re-elected their mayor and rejected a plan to renovate the Astrodome in the first statewide election where officials checked voters’ photo IDs.
A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won’t be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.