Texas Holds First Primary Election of 2014
The voting in the Lone Star State comes eight months to the day before Election Day in November. Here are some things to watch:
Tea Party vs. Establishment
A top House Republican faces a tea party challenge in Tuesday’s primary. Grassroots conservative activist Katrina Pierson is taking on Rep. Pete Sessions, a nine-term congressman and chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee.
Pierson won the backing of top national groups such as the Tea Party Express, the Tea Party Patriots and FreedomWorks, as well as influential figures on the right such as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and conservative firebrand Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.