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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Setting Fundraising Records

Attorney General and Republican Greg Abbott has a massive amount of cash on hand, a little more than four months before the election for Texas governor.

07/15/2014

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Some Question Judge’s Authority On Immigrant Children

Even as the White House prepares to take in potentially hundreds of children illegally crossing the border with Mexico on their own, some in Dallas County are questioning the authority to house them here.

07/07/2014

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RNC May Announce Host City For Convention Monday

The Republican National Committee may announce whether Dallas will host the party’s 2016 Convention as early as tomorrow.

07/06/2014

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Texas Democrats Pledge ‘Openness’ But Face Divides

Thousands of delegates at the Texas Democratic Convention have promised to produce a party platform far more-inclusive than the state GOP.

06/27/2014

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Receptions & Fun In Dallas Before State Democratic Convention

Texas Democrats are pouring into Dallas in anticipation of this weekend’s state party convention. The quiet of the halls of Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Thursday belies the noise that will soon be generated.

CBS 11–06/26/2014

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Ted Cruz Rallies Republicans To Their Feet At State Convention

Thousands of cheering Republicans at the state GOP convention in Fort Worth consider U.S. Senator Ted Cruz a political rock star.

06/06/2014

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Wendy Davis Welcomes GOP Convention To Fort Worth

As Republicans gather in the Fort Worth Convention Center for the Texas GOP convention, Democratic candidate for governor, Wendy Davis has a message for them: Welcome — and you’re welcome!

06/05/2014

A person holds a sign as others belonging to the Tea Party movement rally at the Texas state capitol. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Tea Party Candidates Fare Well In Texas Elections

While Tea Party candidates have not fared well against traditional Republicans in some states, they have apparently gained a foothold in Texas.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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Julian Castro Accepts Housing Secretary Position

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has accepted the national housing secretary position.

05/24/2014

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Texas AG Greg Abbott Faces Death Penalty Choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don’t dare get in the way of either.

04/15/2014

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Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Calls For Pre-K For All

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis called Saturday for offering pre-kindergarten programs for all Texas youngsters despite the steep price tag — saying anything less would doom many students to failure later in school.

04/12/2014

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 27:  Leticia Van de Putte, a Democratic senator from Texas, speaks during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. The DNC ends on Aug. 28.  (Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Democrats Nominate Van de Putte For Lt. Governor

Texas Democrats have nominated state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor, sending the San Antonio pharmacist into the November general election to try to win back a seat held by Republicans since 1999.

03/04/2014

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