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Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...of teaching and learning." – Jordan SmithBeyond City Limits• GOP Gov. Rick Perry is still No. 1, even if..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature

West Side Showdown
The new political year begins with a four-way speed race for House District 48
"...close ties to the Republican leadership and is supporting GOP candidate Ben Bentzin in the four-way race. "It's a..."

Jan. 13, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

BAK Barks at Big Doggett
A horrible candidate, or very expensive cannon fodder?
"'s Becky "Armendariz!" Klein is auditioning for her next GOP patronage job in the unfortunate event of a Bush..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

And They're Off!
Money flows into Texas House horse races
"...have by now shaken any sense of security the GOP incumbents may have had – dollar for dollar...."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
The independent candidate challenges state's ballot-access law
"...from the recent success Nader's had elsewhere in gathering GOP support. This week he accepted 43,000 signatures collected on..."

July 23, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

The Redistricting Shuffle Commences
Doggett jumps into the new District 25, Barrientos is peeved; Congressional wannabes find themselves on the new Texas map.
"...noting the four federal lawsuits already filed against the GOP plan. But Doggett added that the GOP "came after..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

The House Adjourns to Oklahoma
The House Dems may be losing the legislative wars, but they're finally winning the PR battle.
"...Lampson of Beaumont, the aforementioned incumbents who won in GOP districts, along with DeLay's special personal enemies: Dallas' Martin..."

May 16, 2003 News Column by Michael King

If Tom DeLay has his way, Austin will have no voice in Congress.
"...Jones McClendon, accused Chairman Joe Crabb, R-Atascocita, and his GOP colleagues of ramrodding an entirely partisan and unnecessary exercise..."

May 9, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Redistricting? Again? Why?
"...-- thus supporting the long-discussed Capitol gossip that the GOP (and particularly U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay) aims..."

April 18, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Capitol Chronicle
Ideology, not need, shapes the energies of the incoming Legislature.
"...The Big Picture The post-election frenzy to consolidate GOP power is likewise unlimited. Last spring, U.S. House Majority..."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Column by Michael King

A Place for Democrats
" spirit of bipartisanship, perhaps we should let the GOP establish colonies in Central, East, and Southeast Austin. Only..."

Nov. 15, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

God Votes Right
The Texas Republicans Gather in Dallas to Pray
"...gotten under way when a movement commenced to require GOP state representatives to nominate the next House Speaker in..."

June 14, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Voters Opt for Status Quo in Statewide Races
Bluenami proves illusory in Texas stalemate
" for the blue team was that the Texas GOP also did not make any gains on its existing..."

Nov. 6, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Freshmen Survive in Unflipped House as the County Sees a Dem Landslide
The blueberry abides (barely)
"...but Berry's sizable percentage of the vote signals the GOP still has a lot of power in parts of..."

Nov. 6, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Election Ticker: Are We There Yet?
The latest – and last! – news from the campaign trail before Election Day
"...of the Legislature remains firmly (19R, 12D) in the GOP's grasp – or does it? The big prize for..."

Oct. 30, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Austin at Large: Old Beliefs, No Longer True
One in five Texas voters have never known a non-embarrassing ruling regime
" has solid leads in seven of the 17 GOP-held Lege seats it's targeted (along with holding all 12..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

State Races Make for Critical Choices in the Middle of the Ballot
Taking a look at the state slate
"...County Attorney Delia Garza. Even the ones who've drawn GOP or Libertarian challengers, such as district attorney nominee José..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: A Pre-November Pep Talk
Reasons for optimism as we ride this circus train into Election Station
"...This paper has been pushing back against GOP policy and politics since Reagan's first year in office,..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin At Large: Chronicles of Deaths, Foretold
The coronavirus works for free and cares not about its approval rating
"...we'll need for the actual, crushing, existential defeat the GOP deserves up and down the entire ballot. So we..."

May 22, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Local and State Election Ticker
Mamas Walking, Mamas Voting Edition
"...The Pritesh Gandhi TX-10 campaign took another swipe at GOP incumbent Rep. Michael McCaul, this time because McCaul's West..."

Jan. 3, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Prop B Campaigns Exchange Charges of Being "Republican"
As election day nears both sides of the debate trade barbs
"...several times to provide some reviewable clarification of these GOP donors, UA eventually replied with the following list: “Members..."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Austin at Large: We Have Had It With That Guy
Republicans, come get your bros. Dems, get out your voters.
"...malfunctioning white men with guns who now drive the GOP party bus are casually and happily putting the rest..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Watching the Races
Yes, it’s early – but Austin voters can start boning up now
"...delegation might flip blue and erase its current 23-13 GOP majority. That remains a long shot, but Democrats have..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Congressional Candidates Begin to Multiply
Six Austin districts pointing to March primaries
" run for the Democratic nomination to challenge one-term GOP incumbent Chip Roy, she won’t be alone. Sunset Valley..."

June 14, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Who’s Running for What in Texas So Far
Yellow Dog 2020: Local Dem primary dance card filling up
"...put a scare last year into Congressional District 31 GOP incumbent Rep. John Carter, losing by just 4 percentage..."

May 3, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

The Chronicle's 2018 Primary Election Coverage
Tracking the returns for the county, courthouse, and state
"...10, the Austin to Katy district held by deep-pocketed GOP incumbent Michael McCaul, City of Austin attorney Mike Siegel..."

March 6, 2018 News Post by the News Staff

Perry's Trump Conundrum
Ex-governor gets moment in the sun, courtesy of the Donald
"...also-ran in this cycle. Now the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination was calling him out by name. Yes,..."

July 10, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Libertarians Line Up for 2014 Election
Far right could pose major headache for GOP next November
"...reason. Even as the Tea Party has dragged the GOP to the small-l libertarian right, the actual Libertarian party..."

Dec. 12, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas and the Congressional Suicide Caucus
Lone Star GOP on the losing side of shutdown fight
" 65 votes, as finally 87 members of the GOP caucus voted to restart funding of the government...."

Oct. 17, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Wendy Davis: In For Governor Race
UPDATE: Fort Worth Dem to challenge GOP stranglehold next November
"...about redesigning Texas politics. Taking a jibe at her GOP opponents (without naming them) she promised an end to..."

Oct. 3, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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