Elections

Public Housing Takes Center Stage As Galveston’s Mayoral Race Heads To A Runoff

Posted on · There will be a runoff next month in the Galveston mayoral race. It's down to incumbent Joe Jaworski and challenger Lewis Rosen. Rosen earned more votes than Jaworski in Saturday's election. But neither reached the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. This campaign has been dominated by a stubborn, unresolved question — how should the city replace public housing lost to Hurricane Ike?

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KUHF Conversations: UH Political Science Professor Brandon Rottinghaus

Posted on · It's unusual to have a bi-partisan debate during primary season. But that's exactly what six of the major candidates for U.S. Senate will do tonight on the University of Houston campus. Red, White, and Blue: Conversations With The Candidates, will feature two Democrats and four Republicans who want to be the next junior senator from Texas. KUHF's David Pitman asked UH Associate Professor of Political Science Brandon Rottinghaus about the little-known Democratic candidates, how one Republican has managed to chip away at the lead of a chief rival, and whether voters are really getting the information they need from the debates leading up to the May 29th primary.

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Why Ron Paul’s Not Dropping Out Of GOP Race

Posted on · Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is coming to Houston this week. The Lake Jackson congressman is expanding his town hall tour, even as it becomes more and more evident that Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. A local political analyst says Paul has one reason for staying in the race through next month's Texas primary — influence.