Texas GOP

Where Things Stand: What Might Become An Intra-MAGA Primary Fight Gets Off To A Messy Start Prime Badge
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It appears that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) might be trying to run for attorney general of his home state. “Might be” and “trying” are the key terms here.

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Where Things Stand: TX Dems’ Flight To DC Is Also Stalling GOP’s Anti-Critical Race Theory Bill Prime Badge
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Texas House Democrats venture to D.C. is not only keeping the state from passing restrictive voting laws during the state’s special session. It’s also at least temporarily blocking the state legislature from passing a new law that would further discourage teachers from discussing race and systemic racism in Texas classrooms.

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Allen And Company Annual Meeting Brings Business Executives, Media Moguls, And Politicians To Sun Valley, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 06:  on March 6, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 23:  Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., of Florida’s 18th District, speaks to a meeting of the Independent Insurance Agents of Palm Beach County, in West Palm Beach, Fla.  West is running against democrat Patrick Murphy.  (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
HARRISBURG, PA - JANUARY 17: A cardboard effigy of President Donald Trump is lowered while people demonstrate against the president outside the Pennsylvania Capitol Building on January 17, 2021 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Supporters of President Trump are expected to gather at state capitol buildings throughout the nation today to protest the presidential election results and the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 21: Texas GOP delegates look to the ceiling of the Quicken Loans arena as balloons drop on the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor
A view of the Election Night event for Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp at the Classic Center on November 6, 2018 in Athens, Georgia.  Kemp is in a close race with Democrat Stacey Abrams.
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