Sen. Ted Cruz Wins Presidential Straw Poll

Sen. Ted Cruz Wins Presidential Straw Poll Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the latest 2016 presidential straw poll at a conservative summit in Louisiana. Cruz took 30 percent of the vote at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. He edged out […]

Texas GOP touts its Hispanic model

The party’s platform includes a plank welcoming guest workers. Its officials and candidates use rhetoric that’s respectful to Latinos. Operatives regularly meet with Hispanic groups, appear on Spanish-language television, and bring the party’s pro-immigrant message to minority neighborhoods. The Democratic National Committee? No. Welcome to the Republican Party of Texas.