Oldest member of Congress loses in Texas runoff
May 27th, 2014
10:17 PM ET
2 months ago

Oldest member of Congress loses in Texas runoff

(CNN) – Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest elected official in Washington, lost a tough runoff battle in Texas Tuesday, making the 91-year-old Republican the first incumbent member of Congress to go down in defeat this primary season.

CNN projects former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, an anti-establishment candidate, will beat Hall in the GOP contest for Texas’ 4th Congressional District, which is located in the northeastern portion of the state.

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Filed under: 2014 • Texas
May 27th, 2014
01:14 PM ET
2 months ago

Tea party cleans up in Texas runoffs

Updated 7:30 a.m. ET, 5/28/2014

(CNN) – They've been few and far between this primary season, but the tea party racked up some high-profile victories on Tuesday in runoff elections in Texas.

And among those doing down to defeat was the oldest member of Congress.

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Filed under: 2014 • Tea Party • Tea Party movement • Ted Cruz • Texas
Ethics Committee investigating Rep. Steve Stockman
April 25th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
3 months ago

Ethics Committee investigating Rep. Steve Stockman

Washington (CNN) – The House Ethics Committee is investigating whether Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman's campaign committee violated federal reporting requirements.

Stockman revealed the development in a written statement released by his office on Friday.

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Filed under: Congress • Texas
Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate
April 22nd, 2014
02:07 PM ET
3 months ago

Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who openly competes with other governors by trying to lure businesses to the Lone Star State, is now taking his strategy one step further.

He's challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, to a debate on economic policy. Perry's office said he issued the challenge on Albany's Talk 1300 news radio.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • New York • Rick Perry • Texas
April 22nd, 2014
09:17 AM ET
3 months ago

Meet the woman who could turn Texas purple

Washington (CNN) – When Leticia Van de Putte walked into the storied Willard Hotel one block from the White House last month, she didn't invoke the stares of gaping tourists or eager handshakes from power-seeking staffers.

Instead, she rolled her own suitcase wearing Texas Longhorn cowboy boots - an accessory she was happy she brought from Texas on that snowy March day in the nation's capital.

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Filed under: 2014 • Texas
April 9th, 2014
06:03 PM ET
4 months ago

Bush 41 greets Obamas in Houston

(CNN) - Former President George H. W. Bush greeted President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama as they disembarked from Air Force One in Houston on Wednesday.

The former president, seated in a scooter, smiled and spoke with the Obamas for several minutes, according to pool reports.

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Filed under: George H. W. Bush • Michelle Obama • President Obama • Texas
April 9th, 2014
08:10 AM ET
4 months ago

Obama makes 'painful' return to Fort Hood

Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) - For the second time in less than five years President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Fort Hood in Texas on Wednesday to honor the memory of U.S. Army soldiers killed in a shooting.

"What makes this so painful is that we've been here before," Obama said. "This tragedy tears a wound still raw from five years ago. Once more, soldiers who survived foreign war zone were struck down here at home where they're supposed to be safe."

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Filed under: Fort Hood • President Obama • Texas
Perry tells Kimmel: 'I do interviews with a gun'
March 12th, 2014
09:23 AM ET
4 months ago

Perry tells Kimmel: 'I do interviews with a gun'

(CNN) - Giving a hint at a possible second run for the White House, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday on late night TV that, "America is a great place for second chances. Let's keep it at that."

Perry's answer came in an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," after the host asked the longtime GOP governor of Texas why he would want to make another presidential bid in 2016 after his 2012 campaign "didn't go so well."

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Filed under: 2016 • Rick Perry • Texas
Perry hoping for ‘a second chance’ from voters
March 7th, 2014
01:23 PM ET
5 months ago

Perry hoping for ‘a second chance’ from voters

National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) – On the heels of a rousing morning address to the Conservative Political Action Conference that brought a sleepy audience to its feet many times over, Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a bounce in his step.

He hosted a meet-and-greet with conservative activists, young and old, in a corner room at the Gaylord National Resort outside Washington. The line snaked out the door and down the hall. He crossed paths with major conservative donors.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • CPAC • Rick Perry • Texas
About last night: Texas primary highlights
March 4th, 2014
09:55 PM ET
5 months ago

About last night: Texas primary highlights

updated Wednesday at 8:45 am ET

(CNN) – The Lone Star state held its primary contests Tuesday, kicking off the 2014 election season with two top Republicans guarding their seats in Congress against conservative challengers and gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott ready to square off in November.

Texas voters also boosted another Bush’s quest for statewide office.

Here are some of the highlights from the Texas primary races.

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Filed under: George P. Bush • Greg Abbott • John Cornyn • Pete Sessions • Texas • Wendy Davis
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