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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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Texas Democrats Nominate Wendy Davis For Governor

Democrat Wendy Davis has become the first female gubernatorial nominee in Texas since former Gov. Ann Richards.

03/04/2014

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Rocker Ted Nugent Causes A Ruckus In Denton

Rocker Ted Nugent struck a chord with a crowd in Denton, as he helped Republican frontrunner for Governor, Greg Abbott, get out the vote.

02/18/2014

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Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns Resigning

He burst into the national spotlight 2010 after giving an emotional speech letting homosexual teens who are victims of bullying know β€œit gets better.” Tuesday night Joel Burns announced that he is resigning from the Fort Worth City Council.

CBSDFW.COM–02/11/2014

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Washington Not Prioritizing American’s Needs

Conservatives teeming with anti-Washington frustration are talking about driving the Republicans’ policy agenda and ousting GOP leaders who don’t adhere to their ideology.

02/10/2014

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Texas Public Education Tops Debate In Campaigns

Public schools are shaping up to become the top issue in the 2014 election campaigns.

01/12/2014

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Democrat David Alameel Challenging John Cornyn For US Senate

A wealthy Dallas Dentist who spent lavishly while running unsuccessfully for Congress last year is challenging longtime incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

12/04/2013

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Kinky Friedman To Run For Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Humorist and erstwhile politician Kinky Friedman says he’s going to run for Texas agriculture commissioner as a Democrat.

10/15/2013

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Texas AG Catching Heat For About-Face On AA Merger

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is facing heat for his about face on joining the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways.

CBS 11–10/02/2013

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Reports: Davis Will Have Her Name On Gubernatorial Ballot

During her marathon filibuster, Democratic Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth took on Republicans to block new abortion restrictions. Now, sources tell the AP, she’ll fight Republicans again — to become Texas’ next Governor.

CBS 11–09/26/2013

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