President Donald Trump has asked former national campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson to rejoin the Trump Campaign as a senior adviser. Before joining Trump's orbit in 2015, Pierson had been a fixture in Texas Tea Party politics.
Houston Democrat Sylvia Garcia hasn't yet stepped down from her Texas Senate seat after winning her congressional primary Tuesday, but Houston state Reps. Ana Hernandez and Carol Alvarado have already said they plan to run for it.
In the final hours before polls closed Tuesday in the Texas primaries, Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz kickstarted the general election with a barrage of criticism of his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso.
Two Democratic Hispanic women – former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar and state Sen. Sylvia Garcia of Houston – just declared victory in open congressional races and are widely expected to win the seats outright in November.
Despite his Democratic primary victory, and his aggressive campaigning and fundraising, Beto O'Rourke's share of the vote was surprisingly low. In some border counties, he was losing to primary rival Sema Hernandez.
While state Sen. Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar secured the Democratic nominations for their congressional races, state Sen. Van Taylor won the GOP nod for his North Texas race. Other Texas congressional races will head runoffs.
Activist and journalist Laura Moser secured a spot in the party's primary runoff to take on Republican U.S. Rep. John Culberson in the fall, despite national Democrats taking the rare step of releasing opposition research on her last month.
Did George P. Bush avoid a runoff? What happened in the Texas 7th? Will more Democrats vote than Republicans? Here are the questions likely to draw the most attention as the returns roll in Tuesday night.
From the Republican primary with a whopping 18 candidates to the Democratic primary that prompted national Democrats to go after one of their own, here’s our list of the most interesting congressional races.
Though the DACA program is still in effect, thousands demonstrated in El Paso and elsewhere across the country to demand Congress come up with a legislative fix to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers."