Elections 2018 | Texas Public Radio

Elections 2018

NPR

Loading...

Ryan Poppe

Participation during early voting for the midterm elections is high, and the turnout might rival numbers usually seen in a presidential election year.

But what will its impact mean on election night?


In past elections, Texas’ tea party groups have played a visible role, generating grassroots enthusiasm among Republicans who want less government and lower taxes. But this year, especially compared with Democratic activists, tea partyers are playing a less conspicuous role.

In a nondescript West Dallas office complex, David Villalobos is on a roll, talking to about three dozen men and women – mostly black and Latino – all in matching teal shirts. They are canvassers for the Texas Organizing Project, preparing to hit the streets and knock on doors. Villalobos is answering a question about getting people to talk about the election when they’re not very interested in voting.

Texas Public Radio's "The Source" is hosting a series of forums with candidates leading up the 2018 midterm elections.


Texas State University

Questions are being raised about the end of early voting at Texas State University in San Marcos.


Carlos Morales / Marfa Public Radio

Congressional District 23 is often considered one of the few swing districts in the state, and it’s partly because of its sprawling size.


Tom Reel / POOL/San Antonio Express-News

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who trails Sen. Ted Cruz in the polls of a senate race that has garnered national attention, turned markedly more aggressive, while the two clashed on topics ranging from the judicial confirmation of Bret Kavanaugh and the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court to trade wars and border security Tuesday night in San Antonio.

Contributed photo

Texas lieutenant governor is said to be the most powerful political office in the state. Its occupant controls the work of the Texas Senate and controls the budgeting process as a leader of the Legislative Budget Board.  

We talk to Democrat candidate Mike Collier.


Liam James Doyle / NPR

Updated at 9:55 a.m.: Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court cleared a key procedural hurdle after the Senate voted to limit debate on Friday.

Pages