As the electorate's disgust with its leadership deepens and the general election approaches, Republicans, even in Texas, are suiting up to defend their posts. Face-offs are unfolding in numerous local and statewide contests, but the showdown between Senator John Cornyn and state Representative Lieutenant Colonel Rick Noriega—and the recent seesawing polls on the race—provide a revealing glimpse into the state's shifting political makeup and what it would take for Democrats to take ground in statewide... More >>>