O’Rourke’s improbable Senate run still needs Latinos to win

Texas 10/11/18, 12:12

Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas still has work to do when it comes to energizing Latino voters in his race against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.O'Rourke needs a broad electorate in November to have a chance at pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the 2018 midterms. His path ...

Filmmaker Richard Linklater directs anti-Ted Cruz web ad

Entertainment 10/09/18, 08:45

Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the latest celebrity wading into the tight U.S. Senate race in Texas with a social media ad attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.The "Boyhood" and "Dazed and Confused" director made a 30-second spot for a political action committee backed by Cruz opponents. It doesn't mention Democratic Congressman ...

Update: Beto O’Rourke rallies with Willie Nelson

Texas 09/29/18, 23:38

The Latest on Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's concert with Willie Nelson (all times local):10:30 p.m.Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rouke is rallying with Willie Nelson, telling thousands of supporters, "The people of the future, our kids and our grandkids, are depending on what we do at this moment."O'Rouke, ...

Concert with Willie Nelson shows O’Rourke’s leftist streak

Texas 09/29/18, 11:09

There probably won't be many undecided voters on-hand Saturday night, when Willie Nelson holds a concert for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke.But the El Paso congressman trying to upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November says it's not about attracting moderate or independents.FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file ...

Texas governor’s race a whisper as Senate battle steals show

Texas 09/28/18, 15:39

Texas is picking a governor in November, though a tight U.S. Senate race has made that contest easy to overlook.As the race for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's seat gets airtime on late-night talk shows and the attention of President Donald Trump, who is planning to hold a rally for the ...

2nd Cruz-O’Rouke debate postponed due to Senate schedule

Texas 09/28/18, 11:08

The second debate between Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has been postponed because the Senate may be in session this weekend to vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.Organizers announced Friday that Sunday night's event at the University of Houston was off while ...

Ted Cruz takes unlikely role as a bulwark of stability

Texas 09/26/18, 13:02

Ted Cruz is talking again about chaos in Washington, only this time he's not the one causing it. "If the next two years are nothing but a political circus of impeachment that paralyzes the federal government, that effectively locks every federal agency in gridlock, then I think we will see little ...

FACT CHECK: O’Rourke ‘Jim Crow’ remark goes beyond police

Texas 09/25/18, 14:16

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of making offensive comments about police officers during their first debate of the Texas Senate race.The attack came amid heightened attention in Texas on fatal shootings involving police officers. Last month, a white Dallas police officer shot and killed her unarmed ...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

U.S. 09/21/18, 02:40

Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor before leading the state Republican party ...

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