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Democratic Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Energizes Crowd at Austin Rally
Sanders voices “absolute confidence” his campaign will win Texas
"...on the sale of assault weapons, and – skewering GOP “hypocrisy” when they claim to support limited government versus..."

Feb. 24, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Kirk Watson Resigns From Texas Senate
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...had "very good conversations" with Gov. Greg Abbott and GOP senators, he feels he's been successful in his career..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Braces Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...10 divide Travis County in half (surprise!) between two GOP incumbents – in the southern D5, Mercer, who's retiring..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Balancing the Scales of Justice on Texas’ Most Important Courts
For the first time in years, Dems are running en masse for statewide judicial seats
"...describes himself as a "constitutional rights attorney." On the GOP side of the ballot, Bert Richardson is the vote..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

A Dem Sweep in Travis County Commissioners Court?
Four vie for a shot at Commissioners Court's last red seat
"...are hoping for the chance to flip the lone GOP-held seat on the Travis County Commissioners Court, as Precinct..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Kirk Watson Begins His Long Goodbye
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...had “very good conversations” with Gov. Greg Abbott and GOP senators, he feels he’s been successful in his career..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...10 divide Travis County in half (surprise!) between two GOP incumbents – in the southern D5, Mercer, who's retiring..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Balancing the Scales of Justice on Texas’ Most Important Courts
Dems run en masse for statewide judicial seats
"...describes himself as a "constitutional rights attorney." On the GOP side of the ballot, Bert Richardson is the vote..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election
From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations
"...and her tireless campaign against Cornyn's complacent fealty to GOP priorities, and West has a stellar record as a..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

Election Ticker: The March Toward March 3
Campaign finance numbers set Senate and congressional candidates ahead, leave others in the dust
"...not within bad-check distance. It's all relative, of course: GOP incumbent John Cornyn reported a cool $12.1 million in..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Top Down, Bottom Up
In a year of crucial elections, we need to be prepared
"...a few Republican senators, let alone half of the GOP caucus as required for removal, might defect – but..."

Jan. 31, 2020 News Column by Michael King

Election Ticker: From Warren to WilCo
Elizabeth Warren weighs in on the D.A. race
"...and late-filer Shiloh New­man) are running to succeed retiring GOP incumbent Gerald Daugh­erty. Soltes has resurrected 10-year-old ethics complaints..."

Jan. 31, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Headlines
"...but lost the high-profile Fort Bend HD 28, where GOP businessman Gary Gates defeated Democrat Eliz Markowitz in a..."

Jan. 31, 2020 News Feature

Election Ticker: From the Council Dais to Round Rock
Endorsements are rolling in for March 2020 Primary
"...C.A.'s Office could be more aggressive in fighting state GOP voter suppression. Referring obliquely to last year's dispute with..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

American People the Real Losers
"...is doing the people's work beside President Trump? The GOP and Dems are playing Washington war games and they've..."

Jan. 20, 2020 Postmarks

Dem Candidates Wendy Davis & Jennie Lou Leeder Take the Stage
South Austin “Indivisible” forum considers TX-21 race
"...Lou Leeder, sponsored by the district “Indivisible” activist group. GOP incumbent Chip Roy (invited) did not attend...."

Jan. 20, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Conservative Former Council Member Ellen Troxclair Now Has a Podcast
On her inaugural episode, former CM bemoans her experience on the liberal Council
"...While it's not quite as glamorous as her long-joked-about..."

Jan. 17, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: Punching Down in Our Names
Abbott’s refugee rejection confirms the triumph of Trumpism
"...few public statements supporting Abbott (nearly all from other GOP officials), most have roundly condemned his decision as both..."

Jan. 17, 2020 News Column by Michael King

A Month-by-Month Guide to Election 2020 Madness
From local policy to the national election, we just want you to vote, OK?
"...can expect to hear from them. Is that scammy? GOP "voter fraud!" conspiracists like to say so, although the..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Take It From a Ninja ...
You know, you could just not say anything. Try that.
"...what Abbott wants is a return to the conventional GOP consensus on homelessness: heavy on maintaining public order and..."

Jan. 10, 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

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

Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
Early voting in the primaries is only seven weeks away
"...recently (in addition to a consistent voting record in GOP primaries), Connor has been involved in a years-long series..."

Dec. 27, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
The latest from the local campaign trails
"...Of those dozen Dems aiming to take on GOP incumbent John Cornyn, perhaps five have a serious shot...."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

2019's Big Stories Shaping Austin's Path Into a New Decade
Never a slow news day
"...of course) was swamped by angst over the state GOP leadership's maniacal efforts to "reform" property taxation with a..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Top 10 Hits of the 86th Texas Legislature
What antics did those state senators and representatives get up to this year?
"...in the Senate lowered the fevered temperature of the GOP hothouse...."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Qmmunity: The Queer Stories That Made 2019
Looking back, enjoying gelato, and the return of Middle School Dance Party
"...but human emotion didn't outweigh cheap fried food for GOP Chick-fil-A loyalists who pushed the religious freedom bill to..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Last Chance for This Round of Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment
Sign up now for one of the few things Trump hasn't destroyed
"...the stupid and nasty things Agent Orange and the GOP have said about and done to the Affordable Care..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Election Ticker: Travis County Races Heat Up
Noises from the March 2020 primary
"...recently was apparently voting Republican. The pending retirement of GOP incumbent Gerald Daugherty (see "End of an Era at..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

End of an Era at Travis County as Gerald Daugherty Retires
County commissioner will depart at the end of 2020
"...Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty made it official last..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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