Republican Party

From Texas Standard:

Former Governor Rick Perry's bid for the presidency may have come to an end, but there's still a few chances that someone with Texas ties could occupy the White House next term.

Associated Press


The biggest takeaway for some Texas Republicans who watched last night’s presidential debate was that no clear candidate has yet to emerge and that they learned a lot from the night’s verbal shouting matches.  


After last night’s heated GOP debate, many of members of the Williamson County Republican Party still feel they’re without a clear choice for who will unite and lead the party in 2016.


For much of the night, CNN moderators tried to keep up with the side squabbles between candidates in between their own debate questions.


From Texas Standard:

Picture this: A prominent Republican speaks at one of the country's most liberal enclaves, The University of California at Berkeley. Not only is it a full house, he gets a standing ovation.

Immigration has taken over the 2016 Republican presidential race. See, for instance, Donald Trump's position paper that included a call to deport those in the country illegally and to challenge the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — the one that says anyone born in the United States is an American citizen.

5 Ways Jeb Bush’s 2016 Campaign Runs Through Texas

Jun 16, 2015
The Texas Tribune

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, fresh off making his presidential campaign official, will likely waste no time putting in face time with voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. But Texas, the state central to his family's political DNA, will never be too far removed from his White House ambitions.   

As he wades into the 2016 race, Bush has perhaps the deepest ties to Texas besides the two hopefuls who currently call it home: former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Bush is helped by famous family spread throughout the Lone Star State, a biography in which Texas has a starring role, fundraising efforts targeted at the state's deep-pocketed donors and an appeal to Texas' growing Hispanic population.