February 14th, 2014
04:32 PM ET
6 months ago

Texas tea partier wants GOP on Cruz control

Washington (CNN) - There are political upstarts, rebels with and without a cause, and then there's Ted Cruz.

The first-term Republican senator from Texas has achieved the rare notoriety of having almost everyone in Washington mad at him, at least for now.

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Filed under: Tea Party • Ted Cruz • Texas
Wendy Davis supports medical marijuana
February 11th, 2014
08:37 PM ET
6 months ago

Wendy Davis supports medical marijuana

(CNN) – Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said she supports medical marijuana use as well easing the state's legal consequences for possessing small amounts of the drug.

Davis' comments echo those of current Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who said he supports less stringent penalties in Texas for marijuana use.

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Filed under: Marijuana • Rick Perry • Texas • Wendy Davis
February 9th, 2014
09:29 AM ET
6 months ago

Rand Paul warns his former home state, Texas, could turn blue

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday made a prediction that plenty of Democrats would love to see come true, but Republicans hope to avoid: “Texas will be a Democratic state within 10 years if you don't change.”

The Kentucky Republican, who was in Houston at a dinner with GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, continued to push his message for change within the Republican Party, bringing that gospel straight to one of the most reliably red states in the country and his former home.
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Filed under: Rand Paul • Republicans • Texas
In Texas, Rand Paul meets a Cruz and a Bush
February 7th, 2014
09:55 PM ET
6 months ago

In Texas, Rand Paul meets a Cruz and a Bush

Dallas, Texas (CNN) – Texas is a vast and diverse state with sprawling urban centers and wide open pastures, but sometimes the political universe here can feel pretty small.

Rand Paul, the Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential aspirant, was reminded of this on Friday.

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Filed under: George P. Bush • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz • Texas
February 7th, 2014
10:34 AM ET
7 months ago

Chris Christie and Rick Perry: 'They just don't like each other'

Dallas, Texas (CNN) – In the afterglow of Chris Christie's smashing re-election win last November, a chorus of big-name Republicans heralded the charismatic New Jersey governor as the party's savior in 2016.

Not everyone was so enamored.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Rick Perry • Texas
Sessions on primary challenge: 'These things happen'
February 5th, 2014
04:31 PM ET
7 months ago

Sessions on primary challenge: 'These things happen'

(CNN) - A conservative activist who's challenging a top House Republican Wednesday landed an endorsement from a leading national tea party organization.

But that doesn't seem to be fazing the congressman, Rep. Pete Sessions.

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Filed under: FreedomWorks • House Republicans • Pete Sessions • Tea Party Express • Texas
Wendy Davis' daughters step in to defend their mother's life story
January 28th, 2014
04:45 PM ET
7 months ago

Wendy Davis' daughters step in to defend their mother's life story

(CNN) – The two daughters of Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis penned their support of their mother, as well as her personal history, in open letters released Tuesday.

Questions over Davis' personal story as a teenage mother who rose out of poverty by putting herself through college to become a Texas lawmaker arose earlier this month after a report by the Dallas Morning News highlighted discrepancies in her account.

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Filed under: Texas • Wendy Davis
Rep. Steve Stockman re-emerges from under the radar
January 27th, 2014
02:52 PM ET
7 months ago

Rep. Steve Stockman re-emerges from under the radar

(CNN) – Rep. Steve Stockman came back Monday from a 10-day congressional trip overseas to Egypt, Israel and Russia, his office said in a press release.

The outspoken Texas Republican, who's challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the Lone Star State's GOP primary, had largely been off the grid for the past couple of weeks, prompting numerous media reports and questions to his office about his whereabouts.
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Filed under: Congress • Texas
Ryan supports Christie, disagrees with Cruz’s approach on budget
January 26th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
7 months ago

Ryan supports Christie, disagrees with Cruz’s approach on budget

(CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and former Republican vice presidential candidate, distanced himself from one of the most conservative leaders of his party and expressed reluctant support for one of its most embattled figures.

At the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Ryan took a swipe at Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for not recognizing "reality" and, when pressed, expressed moderate support for Gov. Chris Christie, R-New Jersey.

The chairman of the House Budget Committee and potential presidential contender in 2016 made the comments in a one-on-one conversation with Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Evan Smith on Thursday.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz • Texas
January 22nd, 2014
01:52 PM ET
7 months ago

Ex-husband: Wendy Davis would be a 'very capable governor'

Dallas (CNN) – Wendy Davis' second ex-husband, Jeff Davis, says he doesn't want to talk any more about his ex-wife, adding he wasn't pleased with the explosive debate that originated from his recent comments about the Texas gubernatorial candidate.

"Despite our differences, Wendy would make a very capable governor," he said Tuesday in an email response, in which he declined a request for an on-camera interview with CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Texas • Wendy Davis
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