Tag: Rep. Blake Farenthold

Blake Farenthold

Texas Governor Asks Rep. Farenthold to Pay for Special Election

Texas Governor Greg Abbott asked former U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) to pay for the cost of the special election forced by his resignation. Farenthold announced his exit following a revelation that he used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim.

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan: Farenthold Making the ‘Right Decision’ to Leave Congress

Thursday during a press conference, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) was making the “right decision” to not seek re-election in the 2018 midterm election amid harassment allegations. Ryan said, “I had a couple of conversations

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Texas Redistricting Litigation Set for July Trial

The panel of judges presiding over the Texas redistricting case has ordered the Lone Star State to a redistricting trial on July 10. The trial will be over plans passed in June 2013. The trial is being expedited because of the 2018 election deadlines.

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Texas Congressional Map Discriminates Against Hispanics, Federal Judges Say

Two federal judges have released an opinion that accuses Lone Star State legislators of drawing a congressional map in a “rushed and secretive process” that intended to discriminate against Hispanic and Democrat voters. The only problem says the dissenting jurist–the panel could not legally issue the decision because the Fifth Circuit made clear that after Texas repealed the 2011 plan, “the case became moot and eliminated the district’s jurisdiction.”