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Gromer Jeffers Jr.

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3 takeaways from the 2021 redistricting process that featured Texas Republicans protecting power

Looking to remain in power for at least another decade, Republicans revised legislative and congressional boundaries to protect their majorities in Austin... → Read More

Texas House to pass map that seals GOP majority, critics say it bypasses minority population growth

Texas lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to approve new legislative boundaries that cement Republican control in the state House, but voting rights... → Read More

With Joe Biden in the White House, Texas Republicans relentlessly push agenda, bolster power

After watching Donald Trump fumble away the White House, Texas Republicans are using their political muscle to generate victories in next year’s midterm... → Read More

Texas Senate set to pass congressional lines that don’t include new Hispanic district in D-FW

The Texas Senate is poised to approve new congressional boundaries Friday that solidify the Republican majority in the state’s House delegation, but fails... → Read More

House committee approves redistricting plan that would give Democrats a Collin County seat

This is a developing story and will be updated. A Texas House committee on Tuesday advanced a redistricting plan that creates a Collin County district... → Read More

New Texas Senate lines get initial OK despite clash over racial makeup of Tarrant County District 10

Texas senators on Monday gave initial approval to a plan to redraw the state’s Senate boundaries, with the author of the bill insisting the new map is “blind... → Read More

Dallas ethics reform, Trump-requested audit, Biden on the brink: Busy fall for politics

National, state and local officials are busy these days, and for varying reasons. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and members of the City Council are on the... → Read More

GOP proposes new boundaries that bolster their majority in Texas House, protects Dallas Democrats

This is a developing story and will be updated. Republicans on Thursday unveiled a redistricting proposal that fortifies and slightly expands the GOP... → Read More

Texas GOP moves to fortify Senate lines as Democrats target 3 Republican incumbents for 2022

AUSTIN—As they try to expand their majority in the Texas Legislature, Republicans are redrawing Senate boundaries to protect three GOP incumbents who will... → Read More

Believing that Texas is on wrong path, Beto O’Rourke likely to challenge Greg Abbott for governor

AUSTIN--After a summer of uncertainty, Democrats are feeling better about the prospect of former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke challenging incumbent Republican... → Read More

Anti-Trump group TV ad blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pulled before start UT-Rice football game

A national television ad blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic that was slated to air during Saturday University of Texas/Ri... → Read More

North Texas is ground zero for looming fight over how to draw legislative, congressional boundaries

AUSTIN -- State lawmakers Monday are convening to redraw Texas’ legislation and congressional boundaries, an exercise that will likely bolster the... → Read More

Anti-Trump Lincoln Project tackles Texas Gov. Greg Abbott with college football ad buy

Members of the Lincoln Project, a group of current and former Republicans dedicated to the downfall of former President Donald Trump, are now trying to... → Read More

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will step on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s turf for campaign event in Dallas

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is invading Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s home turf for a campaign fundraiser. According to an invitation obtained by The Dallas... → Read More

Fort Worth lawmaker Matt Krause announces GOP primary challenge against incumbent Ken Paxton for AG

Updated at 10 a.m. with comment from Ken Paxton. State Rep. Matt Krause announced Thursday that he’s challenging incumbent Ken Paxton for Texas attorney... → Read More

Republicans prove Texas is the most conservative one-party state in America

Republicans have just made it clear: Texas is the most conservative state in the union. And it will remain a bastion for the brand of conservatism made... → Read More

Even after quorum breaks, GOP House Speaker says he won’t campaign against Dem House members

AUSTIN — Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan won’t campaign against his Democratic colleagues in the 2022 election, saying it would only inflame tensions... → Read More

After summer of legislative warfare, Texas Republicans, Democrats prepare for 2022 election season

After three legislative sessions, three quorum breaks, constant battles over pandemic mask mandates and hundreds of new GOP-produced laws, the 2022... → Read More

2022 election dates hinge on how fast Texas lawmakers get redistricting bill to Gov. Greg Abbott

AUSTIN — The dates for the 2022 Texas primaries rely on a series of ifs and buts. Many of you remember what former Dallas Cowboys star quarterback and SMU... → Read More

Biden struggles, Abbott got COVID-19, Dems’ quorum break foiled: 3 takes from busy August dog days

So much for the dog days of August slowing down the news cycle. Last week an array of national and local stories impacted the political landscape. With... → Read More