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Blame the Democrats; Blame the Republicans; Blame the Greens
"...first, I was totally opposed to re-redistricting and the GOP agenda in general, however while I agree with many..."

March 10, 2004 Postmarks

CD 25: It's a Small District After All
The congressional race in District 25 is not about race -- except when it is.
"...even before last week's court approval of the new GOP map announced his intention to run in the new,..."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Judges Rule: Map May Not Be Wise, But It's Legal
The federal judges rule in favor of the Texas congressional map -- even while admitting it may destroy the political hopes of minorities.
" in his district, and to protect him, the GOP mapmakers split Laredo, removing thousands of Hispanic voters and..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

The Gavel Comes Down on Redistricting A-Go-Go
The Lege returns, and the gentlemen start their engines.
"...ceremonial resolution he was somehow carrying water for the GOP. He angrily replied that he would not be party..."

July 4, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Speak, Mr. Craddick
The new choice for state House Speaker circles his political wagons.
"...January, but last Thursday, only two days after the GOP's Nov. 5 tidal wave, the Midland Republican had abruptly..."

Nov. 15, 2002 News Column by Michael King

More of Moore
"...section last week should have read: "Commissioner choice rankles GOP -- and Statesman editorial board." It was the editorial..."

Dec. 28, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Capitol Chronicle
GOP redistricting plan targets progressive Democrats
"...itself sat Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff -- theoretically the GOP's legislative standard bearer -- who could not bring himself..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Election 2000
Chronicle Election Coverage
"...Despite their GOP opponents' attempts to paint Travis County's top two law..."

Nov. 10, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Election 2000
Chronicle Election Preview
"...Map Senate The current breakdown in the Senate is GOP 54, Dems 46...."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature

Gorgeous George
George P. Bush capitalizing on Latino roots to stump for Uncle George.
"...while photographers focused their cameras on the guy some GOP boosters call the "Ricky Martin of politics."..."

Aug. 11, 2000 News Feature by Russell Contreras

The Loyal Lieutenants
Bush Applies Litmus Test of Allegiance in Choosing Inner Circle
"...big helping of loyalty pie, and called on the GOP to rally behind Bush...."

March 17, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Oh, To Be a Constable
10 candidates compete for four open constable seats
"...building partnerships with others in the community," Carter says. GOP vs. GOP Out in the thick of Republican territory..."

March 10, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...SuperCuts franchise and is a big Republican donor. County GOP voters will pick their favorite in the May primaries...."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Forgiving His Trespasses
Fight for the Right
"...It's a tricky dance GOP candidates do: To win the nomination, they pander to..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Lisa Tozzi

Election Results
"...As we all know by now, the GOP swept every seat contested statewide -- 14 in all...."

Nov. 6, 1998 News Feature

Election Stampede
Candidates Line Up to Run for Commissioners Court
"...though Lord knows they've tried. Without doubt, the local GOP network is growing friskier by the day, thanks in..."

Dec. 19, 1997 News Feature by Amy Smith

Election Aftermath
Bathing in Napalm
"...particular tactic had worked well for two East Texas-area GOP candidates, who falsely accused their Democratic opponents of being..."

Nov. 8, 1996 News Feature

Austin at Large: Make a Run From the Border
So, when and how did Texas MAGApublicans decide to be terrified of Mexicans?
"...fighting for victory. But Abbott's core strengths as a GOP standard-bearer have proved remarkably immune to dislodgement by O'Rourke's..."

Sept. 16, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Good Thing Austin’s Here!
Otherwise, “Texas” would be synonymous with persistent brokenness and failure
"...This is the part of the story where our GOP friends come out and boo-yah and spike the football,..."

July 15, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Your Best Midterm Bets in the Dobbs Era
Vote hard, with a vengeance
"...order of likelihood, the best chances to flip a GOP Senate seat are Pennsylvania (John Fetterman) and Wisconsin (primary..."

July 1, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Good Guys With Guns Gone Bad
Will the Uvalde massacre blame game drain all the energy from firearms reform?
"...T, as are the activists who demanded the Texas GOP deem all gun control blasphemous, among many other wild..."

June 24, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

March Primary Election Coverage Live Blog
Texas primary first out the starting gate
"...another.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 2, 2022 Despite establishment GOP waging a hard campaign against him, @MillerForTexas looking pretty..."

March 1, 2022 News Post by the News Staff

Austin at Large: Blue Blood, From a Turnip
In voting-averse Texas, how can the “election integrity” juice be worth the squeeze?
" vote. It's a great unifying cause for a GOP that's otherwise deeply conflicted about its future; both Trumpists..."

March 19, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: At the Bottom of the Well
Greg Abbott's still making horrible things happen, but at least now he's in charge!
"...describe in those same terms earlier eras of Texas GOP governance, from Ann Richards' loss to George W. Bush..."

March 5, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: “It’s Time to Get <blank> Done”
As we dive deep into 2021, let’s complete that sentence with real talk, not “stuff”
"...white privilege. Even in our local affairs, where the GOP's relevance is modest at best, the marquee items on..."

Jan. 29, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: For Team Blue, So Much Green
More money, more voters for Texas Democrats aiming to flip the state House
"...of Israel's fellow Central Texas reps, whose seats the GOP is trying to reclaim, in some cases with the..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Totally Under Control
Alex Gibney drops his October Surprise in this dissection of Trump's coronavirus disaster
"...virus! That's like politicizing air or water, which the GOP has already done, throwing out accepted logic and the..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin At Large: The Dog That Caught the Cop Car
De-policing becomes partisanized, but who is really putting themselves at risk?
"...rule – merged on Tuesday, as the state's top GOP leaders proposed harsh measures to punish Austin for cutting..."

Aug. 21, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

A Destructive Sham
"...of Deaths, Foretold,” News] – he was right on! GOP no longer stands for Government Of the People. It..."

June 10, 2020 Postmarks

Point Austin: Happy New Year?!?
Looking forward ... 2020 could go either way
"...his abilities, was apparently worried enough about this year's GOP prospects that he abandoned caution, attempted to enlist MQS..."

Jan. 3, 2020 News Column by Michael King

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