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A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

Despite volunteering, protesting, and voting, after former President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, first-generation Romanian-American Mihaela Plesa said something told her it wasn’t enough.  So as one does, she dropped everything to be as civically engaged as...

Ted Cruz’s No Good, Very Bad Election

Ted Cruz’s No Good, Very Bad Election

In the leadup to the midterm elections, Ted Cruz promised a “red tsunami.” That prognostication turned out to be wrong. With the re-election of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, Democrats officially retained control of the Senate. There are still outstanding...

Election Day In Texas: Live Updates

Election Day In Texas: Live Updates

Polls in Texas closed at 7:00 p.m. However, all Harris County polling locations will stay open until 8:00 p.m. This follows a lawsuit from the Texas Organizing Project. El Paso, because it’s in the Mountain Time Zone, will also close then.  Follow along for...

Election Day: Local Races To Watch

Election Day: Local Races To Watch

We finally made it: today is Election Day. While many will be eagerly awaiting the results from statewide candidates and wondering if Texas will elect a Democrat to a top post for the first time in a generation, there’s a slew of important local and county races that...

Latina Candidates Get New Ad Boost

Latina Candidates Get New Ad Boost

With Election Day on Tuesday, candidates are using every minute to get out the word about voting. Latino Victory Fund, a political action committee that backs progressive Latino candidates, announced a new round of digital and radio ad buys in support of a trio of...

The County That Could Decide Everything

The County That Could Decide Everything

With early voting starting today, all eyes are on the voters of Texas. And one county could portend where the state is heading. Tarrant County, which is home to Fort Worth, has been one of the fastest growing areas of the state. And slowly, the state’s third most...

A New Turn For the Texas Lieutenant Governor’s Race

A New Turn For the Texas Lieutenant Governor’s Race

With less than a month until election day, Texas state-wide races are coming to a head with many neck and neck, according to recent polling.  But one race in particular sticks out from the rest on the Democratic ticket, with a slew of long-time Republicans...