Updated 6:18 p.m. ET, 6/11/2014
(CNN) - Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas said he's planning to run for the House Majority Leader position, as Rep. Eric Cantor is expected to vacate the job on July 31.
Sessions, who chairs the House campaign arm known as the National Republican Congressional Committee, told reporters on Wednesday he will compete for the job.
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.
(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.
Washington (CNN) - The chief of the House Republicans' campaign arm said Thursday it was "fair game" for people to ask for more information about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's personal financial records.
"His personal finances, the way he does things, his record, are fair game," Texas Republican Pete Sessions told CNN.
(CNN) - Three Republican congressmen from Texas are backing Mitt Romney's bid for the White House.
The former Massachusetts governor's GOP presidential campaign on Thursday announced the support of National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, House Republican Conference Secretary Rep. John Carter and Rep. Mac Thornberry.
[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/20/art.dncwebad.0720.dnc.jpg caption ="The Democratic National Committee is out Tuesday with a new web ad."] Washington (CNN) - Trying to capitalize on comments made by a top congressional Republican, the Democratic National Committee released a new web video Tuesday that says that the GOP wants to return the country to the agenda of former President George W. Bush.
The video uses a snippet of sound from Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, who Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press said, "We need to go back to the exact same agenda that is empowering the free enterprise system rather than diminishing it."
In the web video, Sessions is seen and heard saying "we need to go back to the exact same agenda," which is then followed by a narrator adding, "The exact same agenda that cost eight million Americans their jobs."
Sessions' clip is then repeated, with the narrator saying, "The exact same agenda that put big oil, insurance companies and Wall Street ahead of main street."