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Marjorie Kamys Cotera | The Texas Tribune

During a June conversation at the Texas Capitol, Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen urged hardline conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan to target members of their own party in the 2020 primaries and suggested he could get Sullivan’s group media access to the House floor, according to a secret recording of the conversation released Tuesday.

Ryan Poppe | Texas Public Radio

It was in 2003 when Republicans took the majority of the Texas House of Representatives. The GOP had already won the Governor's seat and control of the Senate. The House was the last piece of the state government to secure the trifecta that’s been in place ever since. Controlling all three vital centers of state power makes it much easier for the dominate party to pursue its agenda and essentially operate without aggressive oversight.  This was not unlike how the Democrats ran Texas when they had a power trifecta during their era of single party rule which ended in 1994.


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Leaders of the Texas Republican Party are considering a historic vote this weekend. Their decision would ultimately provide the state party chair a salary.


One major goal of Texas Republican leaders is to keep their supermajority of votes in the state Senate — and with Pete Flores' victory in Senate District 19, they are one step closer to that objective.


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There are now seven candidates vying to be the next Texas House speaker, but despite the crowded field, political experts believe the more conservative Republican House members will likely receive the most votes when the session begins in January.


State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine
Ryan Loyd / Texas Public Radio

Pete Gallego, a Democratic candidate for Texas Senate District 19, faces a new challenge to his candidacy — and this one involves the FBI.


State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine
Ryan Loyd / Texas Public Radio

A Travis County state judge dismisses Republican claims that the Democratic candidate for Texas Senate District 19 is not a resident of the district.


From Texas Standard:

Political pundits, pollsters and activists have been saying for a while that the 2018 midterm elections are likely to result in some upheaval in the ranks of incumbent officeholders. Already, in special elections in other states, Democrats have run strong in reliably Republican areas, and here at home, one senator, and several members of Congress face enthusiastic opposition. But statewide officeholders – Republicans Gov. Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller – face somewhat easier paths to reelection. Still, Democrats are campaigning aggressively.

Republican Party of Texas

It’s being called the most popular state political convention in the U.S. Republican delegates from all over Texas will gather in San Antonio on Thursday for the state's Republican Party convention.


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Updated Monday March 12 with Rep. Arévalo's concession — The results from this week’s primary election have been counted, some primary candidates won their party’s nomination and others face a runoff election in May. But ultimately: Who are the big picture winners and losers of this primary election?


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