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Joe Biden Wins Texas Primary in a Stunning Turnaround

Joe Biden Wins Texas Primary in a Stunning Turnaround

Biden had trailed in the polls leading up to election day, which pointed to Bernie Sanders as the frontrunner. By Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Texas presidential primary, continuing a stunning revival of his once-struggling campaign that has helped him solidify himself as one of the two

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.

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

Beto O’Rourke Makes Appearance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke is set to make his debut appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, September 5. DeGeneres invited O’Rourke on the show last month after she heard his comments on NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem. To sum it

Beto O’Rourke Set to Appear on ‘The Ellen Show’

Rep. Beto O’Rourke is going national, y’all. No, he’s not running for president (yet?). After a video of his remarks on NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem went viral, Ellen DeGeneres let the Texas senate candidate know that she was a fan. DeGeneres retweeted the video and tagged O’Rourke writing, “I’d

Ellen DeGeneres Wants to Meet Beto O’Rourke After He Defends Kneeling NFL Players

Famed talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres is Beto O’Rourke’s newest supporter. On Tuesday, August 21, the quick-video news site NowThis shared a four-minute clip of the U.S. Senate candidate speaking about NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. When asked if kneeling was disrespectful, O’Rourke said, “I can think of nothing more American.” ‘I can

HRC Endorses El Paso’s Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate

The Human Rights Campaign has endorsed El Paso Democrat Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate. O’Rourke is running against Ted Cruz, the incumbent, junior U.S. Senator from Texas. “While Ted Cruz has spent his career undermining the rights of LGBTQ people for his own cynical, political gain, Beto O’Rourke is a proven champion of equality who

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