Voters raise concerns about voting machines, poll access

U.S. 11/02/18, 16:13

Political activist Leah McElrath was reviewing her electronic ballot at a polling place in Houston when she was shocked to find Republican Ted Cruz listed as her choice in Texas' high-profile U.S. Senate race.McElrath had voted a straight ticket for Democrats, but the machine had switched her vote in the ...

Mass shooting anniversary overshadowed in Texas Senate race

Texas 11/02/18, 13:12

The one-year anniversary of a Texas church shooting that was the deadliest in U.S. history falls on the eve of next week's midterm deciding the state's hotly contested race between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.Yet the candidates seldom reference the tragedy on the campaign trail.A gunman ...

Cruz, O’Rourke both see Texas victories in differing visions

Texas 10/31/18, 00:13

Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke are of differing minds as to whether demographic shifts have changed Texas enough to send a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.Cruz, the GOP incumbent, says even with booming Hispanic growth and other changes making the state more liberal, he's going to defeat his Democratic challenger ...

Texans say voting machines changing straight-ticket choices

Texas 10/26/18, 18:25

Some Texas voters are complaining that machines flipped their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting, especially the much-watched Senate battle between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke.The secretary of state's office said Friday that there have been reported issues with Hart eSlate ...

Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Ted Cruz

Texas 10/23/18, 01:27

President Donald Trump escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas on Monday, falsely accusing Democrats of "encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation." With weeks to go before Election Day, Trump is seeking to drive Republican turnout with his ...

Familiar 2016 figures deployed as midterms hit last 2 weeks

Texas 10/22/18, 22:17

President Donald Trump is battling Democrats for control of Congress. But you might think it's 2016 all over again.As the 2018 midterms shifted to the final two weeks of campaigning, Trump staged a large Monday night rally in Houston, Ted Cruz's hometown, to help the Texas senator and his 2016 ...

Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

Politics 10/22/18, 00:16

With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting Texas and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him.O'Rourke is countering with the opposite, blowing off top Democratic brass for celebrity-style cool he hopes transcends ...

How Ted Cruz says when asked if Trump is friend or foe

Politics 10/21/18, 17:14

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) declined to say Sunday whether he thinks President Trump as a friend or a foe, but describing him as simply “the president.” Cruz said in an interview on ABC News’s “This Week.”: “He’s the president. I work with the president in delivering on our promises,” He continued: “What ...

Update: Texas’ O’Rourke doubles down on impeaching Trump

Texas 10/18/18, 19:52

The Latest on Beto O'Rourke's town hall on CNN (all times local):6:45 p.m.Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke has repeated his previous assertions that he would vote to impeach President Donald Trump — an aggressive position that may be a tough sell as he tries to win a Senate seat in deep-red ...

O’Rourke gets CNN town hall in bitter Texas Senate race

Texas 10/18/18, 14:43

Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke is getting to make his case for ousting Republican Sen. Ted Cruz during a nationally televised, solo town hall on CNN. The event Thursday night comes two days after the El Paso congressman scrapped his usual optimistic, bipartisan message and criticized Cruz sharply during their last scheduled ...

Trump calls O’Rourke ‘a flake’ after his ‘Lyin’ Ted Cruz’ remark

Texas 10/17/18, 13:22

President Donald Trump is calling Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke names ahead of a trip to Texas to stump for O'Rourke's Republican opponent, incumbent Ted Cruz. Trump tweeted Wednesday "Beto is a flake" and that Cruz "has done so much for Texas," including creating jobs and cutting taxes, but that "O'Rourke ...

Update: Ted Cruz, O’Rourke trade barbs in Senate debate

Texas 10/16/18, 21:27

The Latest on the Texas Senate race debate between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke are wasting little time laying into each other in the second and final scheduled debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one ...

Debate may be O’Rourke’s last chance to cut into Cruz lead

Texas 10/16/18, 17:23

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched.O'Rourke is giving up his El Paso congressional seat to challenge Cruz and shattered Senate fundraising records with an ...

Trump to headline Monday rally in Houston for GOP candidates

Politics 10/16/18, 07:50

President Donald Trump's campaign office has announced it will host a rally at NRG Arena in Houston to "expand" Republican majorities in Congress, but doesn't specifically mention Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The campaign office says the event takes place Oct. 22 at the 8,000-seat convention hall. Trump is slated to headline ...

Cruz, O’Rourke debate may be last chance for big moment

Texas 10/16/18, 00:36

Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas is taking a sharper tone in his campaign heading into the final scheduled debate with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, center in cap, is surrounded as he leaves a rally, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in San Antonio. O'Rourke is taking ...

Keeping it real: Democrats push candidates to be authentic

Politics 10/15/18, 00:13

Beto O'Rourke's response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. But for some Democrats it said everything. It was authentic.In an exchange that quickly went viral, the Democrat congressman and Senate hopeful was asked whether he found NFL players who knelt ...

Update: Cruz says he’s willing to debate O’Rourke on CNN

Texas 10/12/18, 17:23

The Latest on Beto O'Rourke's record-breaking, $38.1M fundraising haul in his race against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (all times local):4:20 p.m.Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he's willing to participate in a nationally televised debate with Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke — potentially raising the stakes on a Texas race already among ...

O’Rourke raises $38.1M, triples Cruz despite sagging polls

Texas 10/12/18, 10:10

Democrat Beto O'Rourke says he raised a record-breaking $38.1 million in the past three months, more than tripling the haul of his Republican opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz.The Texas race for U.S. Senate has become one of the country's hottest, and maybe its closest.O'Rourke announced Friday that the funding came from ...

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