Posted on · This evening, six major candidates for U.S. Senate will meet at the UH campus for an unusual bi-partisan debate. The event, presented by Houston PBS, is called Red, White, and Blue: Conversations with the Candidates.
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.
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.
Posted on · Gene Green's Congressional District takes in industrial engines that drive much of the Houston economy, from oil refineries to the Port of Houston. Congressman Green spent the last two weeks meeting with constituents.
Posted on · Viability is a standard question in politics. Why is she running? What about that guy? Don't they know they're going to lose? The Libertarians and the Greens don't think that's the right question.
Posted on · Mitt Romney is expected to have the GOP presidential nomination pretty much sewn up by the time Texas holds its primary on May 29th. But some in the state GOP want Texas to have a bigger influence on the primary race, by changing the way the delegates are awarded.
Posted on · A new Texas law requiring voters to provide photo identification has been stopped by the U.S. Department of Justice, because it will have disproportionate impact on Hispanic voters. If Texas still wants to implement the law, it will now have to fight it out in the federal courts.
Posted on · President Obama's fundraising stop in Houston today could bring in upwards of $3 million. And while that's a lot of money, one local political expert is predicting the president won't win Harris County this year, like he did in 2008.
Posted on · Texas should have been one of the states holding primaries and caucuses on Super Tuesday. But the protracted battle over congressional redistricting maps pushed our primary to late may. David Pitman takes a look at what sort of impact Texas would have had, if it had been able to stick to the original schedule.
Posted on · In the half month since abandoning his presidential campaign, Governor Rick Perry has been to his office just three times and stayed no longer than three hours each time, based on state calendars.
Posted on · With redistricting fights pushing the primaries closer to summertime — and further from the possibility of giving the state’s Republican voters any say in who should be their presidential nominee — turnout could be even lower than normal.