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Texas governor backs GOP Rep. Dade Phelan for House speaker

Nov. 10, 2020 7:28 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday threw his support behind a Texas House speaker candidate who Texas' GOP chairman called a “political traitor" for aligning with Democrats. Republican state Rep. Dade Phelan has claimed he has overwhelming support to become the new speaker...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, Republican Beth Van Duyne who's running for U.S. House to represent Texas' 24th Congressional District, delivers her acceptance speech to supporters attending the Tarrant County GOP election watch party at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. Democrat Candace Valenzuela on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, conceded losing to Duyne in the race for Texas' 24th congressional district near Dallas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

GOP's Beth Van Duyne wins Texas congressional district

Nov. 10, 2020 3:25 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Republican Beth Van Duyne has won Texas' 24th congressional district over Democrat Candace Valenzuela, who also conceded the race Tuesday. Van Duyne, a former Irving mayor and Trump administration official, was ahead by more than 4,600 votes following last week's election. She will...

Republican Beth Van Duyne wins election to U.S. House in Texas' 24th Congressional District

Nov. 10, 2020 2:50 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Beth Van Duyne wins election to U.S. House in Texas' 24th Congressional District.
Dana Sherrod, right, celebrates with fellow Republicans while watching Election Day results on television during the Republican watch party at Krause's Cafe in New Braunfels, Texas, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Trump has won Texas by the thinnest margin of any Republican in decades. (Mikala Compton/Herald-Zeitung via AP)

'Groundhog Day here in Texas': Biggest red state stays red

Nov. 4, 2020 6:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If Texas was a battleground, the results sure were lopsided. A historic turnout of 11 million voters, an avalanche of spending and a pandemic that has killed more than 18,000 people did virtually nothing to change power in America's biggest red state, dealing another demoralizing blow...

U.S. House candidate Stephanie Bice talks to the media at the Edmond Conference Center in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, an Oklahoma City lawyer, faced Republican state Sen. Bice for the Oklahoma City-area House seat. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

House Latest: Okla. congresswoman Horn loses to GOP’s Bice

Nov. 4, 2020 3:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 House races (all times local): 3:15 a.m. An Oklahoma Republican has defeated Democratic congresswoman Kendra Horn and taken back the only Democratic-held seat in the state’s congressional delegation. Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice earned a reputation...

Windows are boarded up as voters line up outside the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas waiting to cast their ballots on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Latest: Republicans keep Rep. Will Hurd’s seat in Texas

Nov. 4, 2020 3:16 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the general election in Texas (all times local): 2:15 a.m. Republicans have hung onto the Texas congressional seat left by Rep. Will Hurd, one of the GOP’s most outspoken critics of President Donald Trump. Hurd had endorsed Republican Tony Gonzales, whose victory...

Republican Tony Gonzales wins election to U.S. House in Texas' 23rd Congressional District

Nov. 4, 2020 3:13 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Tony Gonzales wins election to U.S. House in Texas' 23rd Congressional District.
A jogger carries a Vote! flag as he passes a polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Trump wins Texas again; state House hopes fade for Democrats

Nov. 4, 2020 3:09 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Turnout was historic in Texas and the races were closer. But the results in America's biggest red state remained the same. President Donald Trump again carried the state, Republican Sen. John Cornyn easily won reelection and Democrats, who believed this was finally their year to end...

News Guide: Trump wins Texas after Democrats eyed inroads

Nov. 4, 2020 3:00 AM EST

President Donald Trump won Texas' 38 electoral votes Tuesday after record early voting had buoyed Democrats’ hopes of shaking the GOP’s grip on America's most reliable red state. Suburban revolt around booming big cities paired with nearly 10 million of the state's 16.9 million registered voters...

Republican Chip Roy wins reelection to U.S. House in Texas' 21st Congressional District

Nov. 4, 2020 2:03 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Chip Roy wins reelection to U.S. House in Texas' 21st Congressional District.