Texas Elections 2014 http://hppr.org en Texas Runoff results could impact the Panhandle http://hppr.org/post/texas-runoff-results-could-impact-panhandle <p>Unless there’s a Democratic upset Nov. 4, the Texas state government will probably be far more conservative, and committee appointments could impact the Panhandle’s clout, reported the <a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2014-05-28/state-runoff-results-could-yield-washington-style-gridlock">Amarillo Globe News</a>.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 32556 at http://hppr.org Texas Runoff results could impact the Panhandle Runoff maps reveal low Texas voter turnout http://hppr.org/post/runoff-maps-reveal-low-texas-voter-turnout <p>The primary runoffs are history in the Lone Star State, and maps from the <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/05/29/runoff-draws-lower-turnout-march-primary/?utm_source=texastribune.org&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Main%20Feed">Texas Tribune</a> reveal voter turnout was pretty low.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>For example, in the race for lieutenant governor only 3.5 percent of registered Texas voters earned State Sen. Dan Patrick the Republican nomination.</p><p></p><p>David Alameel won the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate with 1 percent of voters.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 32519 at http://hppr.org Runoff maps reveal low Texas voter turnout Texas Democratic Leaders Snub Kinky http://hppr.org/post/texas-democratic-leaders-snub-kinky <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Democratic leaders don’t want Richard “Kinky” Friedman to run for any public office as a Democrat.&nbsp; For example, State Sen Leticia Van De Putte of San Antonio made a robocall touting South Central Texas rancher High Fitzsimmons III as the “serious” candidate for agriculture commissioner reported <a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2014-05-18/friedmans-bid-could-be-his-last">the Amarillo Globe-News</a>.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 32082 at http://hppr.org Texas Democratic Leaders Snub Kinky GOP Railroad Commission race gets personal in Texas http://hppr.org/post/gop-railroad-commission-race-gets-personal-texas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When there’s not much difference in policy, campaigns tend to get personal.&nbsp; That’s exactly what’s happening in the Railroad Commission race in Texas. &nbsp; (</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just as a reminder, the Railroad Commission doesn't have anything to do with Texas railroads. &nbsp;It regulates the oil and gas industry.)</span></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 31861 at http://hppr.org GOP Railroad Commission race gets personal in Texas Texas Democrats move forward without national support http://hppr.org/post/texas-democrats-move-forward-without-national-support <p></p><p>The Democratic Governors Association is not investing in the Texas Governor’s race this year said the head of the organization.&nbsp; Despite the fact that the state is a fertile fundraising stop, the money isn’t flowing back into Texas to help turn the state blue <a href="http://kut.org/post/democrats-hoping-more-political-money-will-stay-texas">reported KUT</a>.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 31311 at http://hppr.org Texas Democrats move forward without national support Texas: Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate accepts debate challenge to talk immigration http://hppr.org/post/texas-republican-lt-gov-candidate-accepts-debate-challenge-talk-immigration <p></p><p>With the Texas May primary run-off looming overhead, a Republican lieutenant governor candidate is being held-- feet to the fire.&nbsp; Rep. Dan Patrick answered the social media challenge of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, where Castro called the senator the&nbsp;“most anti-immigrant Republican running for office,” according to a <a href="https://www.texastribune.org/2014/04/15/patrick-castro-exchange-blows-over-immigration/">recent article from The Texas Tribune.</a></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 30834 at http://hppr.org Texas: Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate accepts debate challenge to talk immigration Kinky Friedman could be Texas Democrat’s best chance at a statewide win http://hppr.org/post/kinky-friedman-could-be-texas-democrat-s-best-chance-statewide-win <p></p><p>Texas Democrats' best hope to score a win in the statewide election could be Kinky Friedman. &nbsp;Friedman is in the May 27 runoff with Jim Hogan to be the Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/03/13/analysis-kink-democrats-chain/?utm_source=texastribune.org&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Main%20Feed&amp;utm_reader=feedly">reported Ross Ramsey for the Texas Tribune.</a></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 29210 at http://hppr.org Kinky Friedman could be Texas Democrat’s best chance at a statewide win Texas: Wendy Davis on candidacy, border voters, abortion, and her plans if elected http://hppr.org/post/texas-wendy-davis-candidacy-border-voters-abortion-and-her-plans-if-elected <p></p><p>Democratic-gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis recently appeared on <a href="http://new.livestream.com/texastribune/events/2766751">TribLive</a>, a Texas Tribune interview program. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:01:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 28949 at http://hppr.org Texas: Wendy Davis on candidacy, border voters, abortion, and her plans if elected Texas Primary: Links to help you vote http://hppr.org/post/texas-primary-links-help-you-vote <p></p><p>Tomorrow is the Primary in the great state of Texas.&nbsp; To help you make your choices, here are some resources.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 28539 at http://hppr.org Texas Primary: Links to help you vote Texas Primary: Where a few have a lot of power http://hppr.org/post/texas-primary-where-few-have-lot-power <p></p><p>The Republican primary is the election that matters in the state of Texas. &nbsp;The winners of Tuesday’s race and the following May 27 runoff election will mostly likely win in November <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/02/28/small-subset-voters-holds-lot-sway/?utm_source=texastribune.org&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Main%20Feed&amp;utm_reader=feedly">according to The Texas Tribune</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 28543 at http://hppr.org Texas Primary: Where a few have a lot of power 7 primary candidates seek 3 open seats on Texas criminal court http://hppr.org/post/7-primary-candidates-seek-3-open-seats-texas-criminal-court <p></p><p>Three of the nine seats on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals are up for grabs, and a fourth seat will be if its current judge succeeds in being elected to the Texas Supreme Court.</p><p>Seven Republican candidates are vying for those seats. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:16:25 +0000 Adam Vos 28163 at http://hppr.org 7 primary candidates seek 3 open seats on Texas criminal court The biggest race in Texas is... for a seat on the U.S. Senate http://hppr.org/post/biggest-race-texas-seat-us-senate <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a two-term Republican senator has 20 competitors for his senate seat. &nbsp;The pack consists of seven Republicans, five Democrats, four independents, three Libertarians, and one Green Party according to a <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/29/race-cornyns-seat-most-crowded/?utm_source=texastribune.org&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Main%20Feed&amp;utm_reader=feedly">recent article from the Texas Tribune</a>.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 27492 at http://hppr.org The biggest race in Texas is... for a seat on the U.S. Senate Lt. Gov. Candidates Debate in Dallas http://hppr.org/post/lt-gov-candidates-debate-dallas <p></p><p>The four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor debated this week in Dallas. &nbsp;They took on end-of-life issues and border security, but there wasn’t much to distinguish one from another on policy according to <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/28/lt-gov-candidates-spar-in-dallas-debate/?utm_source=texastribune.org&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Main%20Feed&amp;utm_reader=feedly">The Texas Tribune</a>.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 27275 at http://hppr.org Lt. Gov. Candidates Debate in Dallas Davis Claims Fundraising Victory—Republicans Question Math http://hppr.org/post/davis-claims-fundraising-victory-republicans-question-math <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The race to be the next governor of Texas is heating up, and this time the competition is about who has raised the most money in the last half of 2013. &nbsp;Democratic contender, Wendy Davis claims to have raised $12.2 million, while Republican Greg Abbott reported $11.5. &nbsp;Simple logic says that Davis won that lap, but the Republican camp is saying Davis is employing “fuzzy math” to inflate her total and create positive momentum </span><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/17/slap-fight-over-fundraising-governors-race/?utm_source=texastribune.org&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Main%20Feed&amp;utm_reader=feedly" style="line-height: 1.5;">reported Jay Root for The Texas Tribune</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 26990 at http://hppr.org Davis Claims Fundraising Victory—Republicans Question Math Is the Third Time a Charm in Kinky Friedman’s Bid for Office? http://hppr.org/post/third-time-charm-kinky-friedman-s-bid-office <p></p><p>Kinky Friedman, singer, humorist, novelist, and hawker of tequila, is trying to the third time to add “elected official” to the list. &nbsp;The 69 year old has tossed his black cowboy hat into the ring to become agriculture commissioner according to an <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/05/third-statewide-bid-friedman-hopes-win-weed/?utm_source=texastribune.org&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Main%20Feed&amp;utm_reader=feedly">article in the Texas Tribune</a>.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26611 at http://hppr.org Is the Third Time a Charm in Kinky Friedman’s Bid for Office? Texas politicians who learn Spanish are at an advantage http://hppr.org/post/texas-politicians-who-learn-spanish-are-advantage <p>Spanish-speakers now make up nearly one-third of the population of Texas, and political observes say that's an important factor for politicians to consider during the upcoming 2014 election season. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 26040 at http://hppr.org Texas politicians who learn Spanish are at an advantage Texas Election 2014: Election Brackets http://hppr.org/post/texas-election-2014-election-brackets <p></p><p>It’s the 2014 Texas Election version of March Madness brackets. &nbsp;The brackets will take you from candidate filings, to March primaries, May runoffs, and finally to the grand finale-- the November general election.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Your Texas election tool from </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/elections/brackets/">the Texas Tribune</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can be found </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/elections/brackets/">here</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 25563 at http://hppr.org Texas Election 2014: Election Brackets Most Texans Running for State Office Refuse to Share Tax Returns http://hppr.org/post/most-texans-running-state-office-refuse-share-tax-returns <p></p><p>There are 48 statewide candidates who have filed, or say they are going to run for office in Texas.&nbsp; 10 agreed to release their last three tax returns <strong><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/12/05/most-statewide-candidates-wont-release-tax-returns/?utm_source=feedly">according to the Texas Tribune</a></strong>.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 25224 at http://hppr.org Most Texans Running for State Office Refuse to Share Tax Returns Politicians, researchers disagree on Proposition 6 as Texans vote Tuesday http://hppr.org/post/politicians-researchers-disagree-proposition-6-texans-vote-tuesday <p></p><p>Tuesday, Texas votes on Proposition 6, a measure that aims to solve the state's water shortage by creating a fund for water development projects. The legislation would draw $2 billion in funds from the state's Rainy Day Fund.</p><p>Politicians including Governor Rick Perry support Proposition 6, calling the measure important in meeting the state's water needs. Some lawmakers are critical of the measure, saying it would give too much power to a three-member board overseeing spending. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 23847 at http://hppr.org Politicians, researchers disagree on Proposition 6 as Texans vote Tuesday The Race to be Texas Governor: It’s no Claytie and the Lady http://hppr.org/post/race-be-texas-governor-it-s-no-claytie-and-lady <p></p><p>The last open race for governor of Texas was in 1990 — &nbsp;a contest that ultimately featured two charismatic politicians and attracted national attention. &nbsp;But a <strong><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/us/no-claytie-and-the-lady-this-time.html?_r=1&amp;">recent piece in The New York Times</a></strong> said Greg Abbott is no Clayton Williams, and Wendy Davis is no Ann Richards.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 23336 at http://hppr.org The Race to be Texas Governor: It’s no Claytie and the Lady Texas Elections 2014: Texas Railroad Commission is an Important Race http://hppr.org/post/texas-elections-2014-texas-railroad-commission-important-race <p></p><p>In the next state election, Texas has important choices to make.&nbsp; One of the most significant races in terms of state impact, is also one of the most unknown and unnoticed <strong><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/09/25/will-texas-railroad-commission-race-draw-spotlight/?utm_source=feedly">according to The Texas Tribune</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 22113 at http://hppr.org Texas Elections 2014: Texas Railroad Commission is an Important Race