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Democrats putting millions into winning statehouses

Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state-level races. → Read More

Democrats spending millions to try to take back statehouses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state... → Read More

Democrats spending millions to try to take back statehouses

Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races. In a longtime Republican district covering a wealthy enclave of Dallas, Democratic challenger Shawn Terry has raised $235,000, an… → Read More

Democrats spending millions to take back statehouses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state-level races. In a longtime Republican district covering a wealthy enclave of Dallas, Democratic challenger Shawn Terry has… → Read More

Democrats spending millions to take back statehouses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state-level races. → Read More

Democrats spending millions to take back statehouses

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Paul J. Weber Shawn Terry, a Democratic candidate for the state legislature in Texas, meets with supporters during a campaign event in Dallas on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Terry has already raised $235,000 as Democratic donors pour money into legislative races nationwide in hopes of flipping statehouse chambers in 2020. (AP Photo/Paul J. Weber) → Read More

Governor brings big tech to the table after El Paso attack

DALLAS (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called Monday for the help of big tech platforms in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman who posted a racist screed online before killing 22 people at a Walmart. It's unclear what the invited companies, which include Google, Facebook and Twitter, will offer or say in the aftermath of the tragedy. None addressed… → Read More

'Our Diversity Is Our Strength.' Latina Activist Joins Texas Race for U.S. Senate

Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, a 37-year-old Latina activist, launched a U.S. Senate run in Texas on Monday. → Read More

Police: El Paso shooting suspect said he targeted Mexicans

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Police: El Paso shooting suspect said he targeted Mexicans

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The man accused of carrying out last weekend's deadly mass shooting at a Walmart in the Texas border city of El Paso confessed to officers while he was surrendering and later explained that he had been targeting Mexicans, authorities say. Patrick Crusius, 21, emerged with his hands up from a vehicle that was stopped at an intersection shortly after last Saturday's attack… → Read More

Police: El Paso shooting suspect said he targeted Mexicans

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of carrying out last weekend’s deadly mass shooting at a Walmart in the Texas border city of El Paso confessed to officers while he was surrendering and later explained that he had been targeting Mexicans, authorities say. Patrick Crusius, 21, emerged with his hands up from a […] → Read More

Police: El Paso shooting suspect said he targeted Mexicans

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of carrying out last weekend's deadly mass shooting at a Walmart in the Texas border city of El Paso confessed to officers while he was surrendering and later explained that he had been targeting Mexicans, authorities say. Patrick Crusius, 21, emerged with his hands up from a vehicle that was stopped at an intersection shortly after last Saturday's attack… → Read More

Texas governor says ‘no red flags’ in El Paso suspect’s past

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he’s not aware of any “red flags” in the suspected El Paso gunman’s past and made no mention of taking major gun-contro… → Read More

Texas governor says 'no red flags' in El Paso suspect's past

Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he's not aware of any "red flags" in the suspected El Paso gunman's past and made no mention of taking major gun-control measures in Texas, where three mass shootings since 2017 have killed more than 50 people. Abbott, a Republican, said racism needs → Read More

Texas governor says 'no red flags' in El Paso suspect's past

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he's not aware of any "red flags" in the suspected El Paso gunman's past and made no mention of taking major gun-control measures in Texas, where three mass shootings since 2017 have killed more than 50 people. Abbott, a Republican, said racism needs to be confronted and a crackdown initiated on internet sites used by violent extremists after… → Read More

Texas governor says ‘no red flags’ in El Paso suspect’s past

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he’s not aware of any “red flags” in the suspected El Paso gunman’s past and made no mention of taking major gun-control measures following the state’s third mass shooting since 2017. Abbott, a Republican, said racism needs to be confronted and a crackdown initiated […] → Read More

Texas governor says ‘no red flags’ seen in El Paso gunman

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s first calls for action after a gunman in El Paso killed 22 people include cracking down on internet sites used by violent extremists and confronting racism. But the Republican didn’t suggest any major gun-control measures. WATCH: Texas Governor holds a press conference Abbott says the state […] → Read More

Texas governor says 'no red flags' seen in El Paso gunman

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's first calls for action after a gunman in El Paso killed 22 people include cracking down on internet sites used by violent extremists and confronting racism. But the Republican didn't suggest any major gun-control measures. Abbott says the state must keep weapons away from "deranged killers" but didn't offer specifics. He also told reporters the… → Read More

Texas governor says 'no red flags' seen in El Paso gunman

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's first calls for action after a gunman in El Paso killed 22 people include cracking down on internet sites used by violent extremists and confronting racism. But the Republican didn't suggest any substantive gun-control measures. Abbott says the state must keep weapons away from "deranged killers" but didn't offer specifics. He also told reporters… → Read More

El Paso opens healing center as it prepares for Trump visit

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - El Paso opened a grief center on Tuesday to help people cope with last weekend's mass shooting at a Walmart, in which 22 people, nearly all with Latino last names, were killed and many others were wounded. → Read More