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Club 'Stacking' = Democratic Drama
Fairness of endorsement process in dispute
"...Austin's Democratic clubs are the smallest building-blocks in the political firmament..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

County Dems: Vincent Harding Out, Rick Cofer In?
Election set for March 6 to fill Harding’s seat
"...Travis County Democratic Party Chair Vincent Harding will not run..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

County Commissioner: A Question of Viability
Newly minted Green Party co-chair aims to shake up Commissioners Court
"...The Travis County Commissioners Court Precinct 1 race is, on the..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

County Responds to Voting Machine Problems
Travis County election officials have responded to complaints that voters casting straight-party Democratic ballots are discovering, when performing a final check of their ballots, that their votes for president have been changed from Kerry/Edwards to Bush/Cheney.
"...Travis County election officials have responded to complaints that voters..."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Voter Suppression Allegations in Harris County
Could CD 10 race be affected?
"...Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector (and Voter Registrar) Paul Bettencourt is facing..."

Oct. 23, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Travis Dems and GOP Accuse Each Other of Dirty Tricks
"...The Travis County Democratic and Republican parties are hurling charges at..."

Nov. 1, 2006 News Post by Lee Nichols

Travis Dems Go Long (Center)
Presidential watch parties go high-falutin' tonight
"...a la Al Bundy, there's a couple of watching party options (not including the Alamo Dratfthouse South Lamar, who'll..."

Oct. 7, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Rick Noriega's Speech to the Texas Democratic Convention
Blasts Cornyn, calls for end to Iraq War.
"...the speech Rick Noriega just gave to the Texas Democratic Party Convention. (No, I didn't type it in as..."

June 6, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

The After-Party
Sixth Street celebration breaks out after Obama win.
"...go completely Democrat, but make no mistake: The heart-shaped county that contains its capital city pumps blood that runs..."

Nov. 5, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Prop 1 Election Night Party
Anti-Prop 1 supporters gathered at Scholz Garten Saturday, May 7, for an election night watch party.
"...Garten Saturday, May 7, for an election night watch party...."

May 9, 2016 Photo Gallery

Party With Obama-Boosters
Where to inauguration-watch in Austin
"...Celebration gala at the Four Seasons tonight. Meanwhile, the Travis County Democratic Party will be saying a farewell (probably..."

Jan. 20, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Party Chairs
Grassroots vs. Technology; and Modernization vs. the Grassroots
"...has been "change." Well, at the leadership level of Travis County party politics, change is unquestionably coming – the..."

Feb. 29, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Democratic and Republican Joint Primary: March 12, 2002
Early Voting: Saturday, Feb. 23, through Friday, March 8
"...The joint primary election allows the Republican and Democratic parties to nominate candidates to represent their parties in..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Feature

Taking Stock of Dollars in County Races
Money pours into judge race
"...the raft of candidates running for seats on the Travis County Commissioners Court. The new reports, covering the last..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

Commissioners Court Candidates Get Early Start on Democratic Primary
In Western Travis, it's almost 2020
"...Although the 2020 party primaries are a year away, Democratic candidates are already..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Bolton Gives Dems a Clean Travis Sweep
"...The Travis County Republican Party's "No Blue Dot" campaign (referring to..."

Nov. 8, 2006 News Post by Michael King

Notable Democratic Endorsements
A roundup of the Dem clubs' recommendations for the March 4 primary
"...Here's a selection of announced endorsements in Travis Co. Democratic primary races...."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature

Laura Press­ley Trolls County Clerk in Real Time
DeBeauvoir wisely declines to take the "election integrity" bait
"...week, election nemesis Laura Press­ley issued another salvo over Travis County voting procedures. In a press release, Press­ley described..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Election Night Party People
Celebrate (or commiserate) with the candidates
"...Election season's end is nigh, and candidates across city, county, state, and federal races will host their last hurrahs..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Green Party Responds
"...on to hope that they'll at least be Green Party candidates in those races, "But given their record lately,..."

March 18, 2004 Postmarks

How the Democratic Primaries Could Affect Down-Ballot Races in Austin
See what happens when the circus is in town
"...battleground state, it's been predicted that voter turnout in Democratic strongholds like Austin would be off the charts. Which..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Democratic Convention to Host Panels, U.S. Senate Debate Online
Originally to be held in San Antonio, the TDC kicks off June 1
"...the largest state convention in the country, the Texas Democratic Convention...."

May 29, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

County Commissioner Precinct 4: New Guard vs. Old
Two generations square off for Precinct 4 county commissioner
"...Unlike many longtime local Democratic officeholders, Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gómez has never had..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

Tea Party Wins Big in Run-Offs
Patrick, Paxton beat establishment candidates
" least, rumors of the death of the Tea Party have been greatly exaggerated. In the May 27 run-offs,..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Tea Party Takes Run-offs
Dewhurst and Wentworth lost to Cruz and Campbell
"...The Texas political establishment took a Tea Party pummeling in the July 31 primary run-offs, as Lt...."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

GOP Takes Travis Seat in House Rout
Bolton loses while Howard squeaks by
"...seats. When the early voting numbers came in, 17 Democratic incumbents were at risk; by the end of the..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Huber Whallops Gonzales in County Commish Precinct 3
Loser accuses party officials of dirty tricks
"...Albert Gonzales is accusing party officials of dirty tactics in his anticipated loss to..."

March 5, 2008 News Post by Kimberly Reeves

A Decade of Democratic Gains in Central Texas
Turning red to purple and purple to blue
"...Eleven Texas House districts comprise the five-county Austin metro area: Travis has six, Williamson is split..."

May 10, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas House: The Travis Delegation
Can Ana Jordan put a Democrat back in the HD 47 seat?
"...There's only one Republican state representative in Travis County, and that's Paul Workman. That's not a reflection..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

County Candidates Vow to End S-Comm
Sheriff's deportation program becomes campaign issue
"...Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton isn't on this year's election..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

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