Tag Archives: 2020
By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune In a surprising upset, incumbent Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton has conceded to challenger Jim Wright in Tuesday’s Republican primary for a seat on the board overseeing Texas’ oil and gas industry.
By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Bernie Sanders wasted little time Friday night at a Dallas-area rally getting to what he said would be a “dramatic announcement.” “We’re gonna win the state of Texas,” he declared, setting off raucous cheers.
By Ashley Lopez, KUT Immigration is likely to be a key issue in the 2020 presidential election, but so far Democratic candidates have largely shied away from the issue in their campaigns. Julián Castro hasn’t. The former HUD secretary and … Continue reading
By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Former Democratic congressional candidate MJ Hegar is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Hegar, a former Air Force helicopter pilot, mounted a high-profile bid to unseat U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, in November, fueled … Continue reading
By Ashley Lopez and Stephanie Federico, KUT “This is our moment of truth and we cannot be found wanting,” Beto O’Rourke told a crowd of cheering supporters as he officially kicked off his presidential campaign in El Paso on Saturday. … Continue reading
By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune After months of intense speculation, Beto O’Rourke is entering the presidential race Thursday, marking an extraordinary rise from little-known El Paso congressman a few years ago to potentially formidable White House contender. “Amy and I … Continue reading
By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune All signs indicate Beto O’Rourke will run for president in 2020. But the former congressman remained coy on Saturday during a question-and-answer session at the SXSW Film Festival, where he dodged an inquiry as to whether he … Continue reading
Texans Fighting Citizenship Question On 2020 Census Are Headed To Court. Here’s What You Need To Know.
By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune Opponents of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census won big last week when a New York-based federal judge ordered the Trump administration to remove the controversial question from the once-a-decade count. Now, a … Continue reading
By Ben Philpott, KUT Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced Saturday that he is running for president. The 44-year-old told a crowd of about 2,000 people gathered at Plaza Guadalupe in … Continue reading