Texas Republican Party http://ketr.org en Does the tea party really want to limit government? http://ketr.org/post/does-tea-party-really-want-limit-government <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many in the Republican establishment, the ongoing flirtation with conservative grassroots over the last few years began to look a little like a walk of shame after Tuesday’s emergence of state </span>Sens<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/dan-patrick/">Dan Patrick </a>and <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/ken-paxton/">Ken Paxton</a> as front-runners in their respective runoffs against Lt. </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Henson and Joshua Blank - The Texas Tribune 50833 at http://ketr.org Does the tea party really want to limit government? Republicans worried about March, but not November http://ketr.org/post/republicans-worried-about-march-not-november <p>The Republican candidates for lieutenant governor do not seem worried about Democratic challengers and independent voters, or particularly concerned about whether their public conversations and debates fuel the Democrats’ election-year motif of a war on women.</p><p>If they were, they would not be talking like this. You would not have seen what you saw during the debate early this week as they all raced to the conservative end of the pool, hoping to win the hearts of the Republican voters they will face in the primary election in March.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Ross Ramsey - The Texas Tribune 48853 at http://ketr.org Republicans worried about March, but not November Hall supports NSA limits as Texas GOP split on vote http://ketr.org/post/hall-supports-nsa-limits-texas-gop-split-vote <p>Rep. Ralph Hall voted for an amendment that would have limited a phone records collection program run by the National Security Agency. The measure failed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:50:57 +0000 Mark Haslett 40524 at http://ketr.org Hall supports NSA limits as Texas GOP split on vote