Beto O’Rourke, the Texas congressman who is running for U.S. Senate against Ted Cruz, is looking to live out a Democratic fantasy of turning Texas blue by taking down the only Republican who gets Democrats nearly as riled up as President Donald Trump, in a race no one thinks he can win.
But he insists he doesn’t want to become the next national Democratic cause along the way—that kind of attention can create a backlash.
A group in Plano has launched a new push to get rid of a city council-member they say is unfit to lead.
Councilman Tom Harrison came under fire after sharing a Facebook video showing girls in hijabs with the words, “Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools.”
Texans voted on Tuesday in primary elections marked by widespread infighting. Democrats have been clamoring to flip three congressional seats in districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. But in recent weeks, establishment Democrats have had to grapple with progressive candidates, and far-right Republicans have set their sights and advertising dollars on moderate Republicans.
A grid showing where all of the Texas congressional candidates lie on the ideological spectrums.
A new local organization called Ballots & Booze aims to educate voters about what’s on the ballot “in a casual and fun environment using peer-to-peer conversation as the primary tool,” according to its Facebook page. The group is hosting its second event from 5:30-9 p.m. at Mac’s Southside in the Cedars, where you can have a beer or two while getting educated.
Join Colin Allred and Wendy Davis on Sunday the 25th for an Early Vote rally at Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery!
Doors will open at 3:00 PM, and the speaking program will begin at 3:15 PM. Feel free to come for part or all of this event. We look forward to seeing you there!
On Tuesday, more Democrats cast primary ballots than Republicans on the first day of early voting in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters. That hasn’t happened since 2008.
Thank You to everyone that has already voted – please text your friends a reminder to vote. Did you know that you may vote early at ANY polling location? Polls are open this week 8-5, 7-7 Saturday, 1-6 Sunday. Let’s elect our best candidates during this Primary, so we can bring home a win in November!
On Tuesday evening, the Supreme Court blocked two rulings by a federal district court that would have required Texas to redraw its state and federal congressional districts. The lower court had ruled that the Texas Legislature illegally gerrymandered these districts along racial lines and ordered new maps for the 2018 election. But by a 5–4 vote, the Supreme Court put that order on hold, ensuring that the gerrymander will remain through 2018. The decision may also indicate that the five Republican-appointed justices will eventually reverse the district court’s decisions altogether.