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Who Do You Want to Run Against Trump? Early Voting Starts February 18

Who Do You Want to Run Against Trump? Early Voting Starts February 18

Early voting for the March 3 Super Tuesday primary election begins on Tuesday, February 18 and ends on February 28. This year’s Bexar County ballot includes 17 Democratic presidential candidates, a race for U.S. Senator, six U.S. Representative contests and scores of state and local positions. The Super Tuesday primary marks the day when the

Houston Area Gay Candidate Loses Runoff for Texas House Seat

Democrat Dr. Elizabeth Markowitz, an education specialist from the Houston suburb of Ft. Bend County, lost the January 28 runoff election for Texas House District 28 to Republican ultra conservative Gary Gates who defeated Markowitz by 16 percentage points, 58 percent to 42 percent. Gates will serve out the remaining term of incumbent representative Dr.

Stonewall Democrats Announce Endorsements for March 3 Primary

After an almost day-long candidate forum on January 26, the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio announced their endorsements for the March 3 Democratic Primary. According to their website, “The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio is a political action committee that educates the public and elected officials on issues of concern to the LGBTQIA community and

Beto O’Rourke Releases Plan for LGBTQ Equality, Aiming to Overturn Trump Policies

“We must ensure all Americans are treated equally no matter who they are or who they love,” the Democratic presidential candidate says in offering his sixth major policy proposal. By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke released a proposal Wednesday morning to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans and reinstate protections abandoned

San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican, Voted in Favor of the Equality Act

On May 17, the Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, legislation that would outlaw LGBTQ discrimination, in a vote of 236-173. Eight Republican representatives, including Rep. Will Hurd of San Antonio, voted in favor the measure. The Equality Act would extend civil right protections to LGBTQ citizens by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual

Gina Ortiz Jones Running Again to Unseat Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat who narrowly lost last year to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, is running again. By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat who narrowly lost last year to U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, is running again. Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer, launched her long-anticipated 2020

Mayor of Austin Endorses Pete Buttigieg for President

Steve Adler, the Mayor of Austin, Texas, threw his support behind Pete Buttigieg for president at the launch of the candidate’s campaign in South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday, April 14. Adler had the distinction of being chosen to introduce Buttigieg at the rally. “. . . I was looking for and I found in Mayor

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