Houston Matters

Texas Democrats Aim To Use Trump To Turn The State Blue

Posted on · Texas Democrats haven't elected a candidate to statewide office since 1994. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But at last week's state convention, the party's leadership seemed optimistic that Texas Democrats are nearing the end of their years in the wilderness. News 88.7's politics and government reporter Andrew […]

Julian Castro

Election 2016

Texas Democrats Prepare For State Convention In San Antonio

Posted on · Party leaders are hoping to capitalize on anti-Donald Trump fervor to make inroads with Republican voters this fall and beyond. They’ll get to test the strength of their message next week. While they meet in the Alamodome next week, the presumptive Republican nominee will swing through Dallas and Houston.

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Election 2016

Texas GOP Convention Delegates Rally Behind Apparent Nominee Donald Trump

Posted on · “And it’s sad that we didn’t get to go all the way to the convention in Cleveland and support him but, you know, most everybody has come to the realization that Trump will be the nominee for the Republican Party, and it’s a lot better choice than the alternative,” said Stephen W. Stanley, a city councilman from Garland.