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Democrats Hope To Build Party From Bottom Up

Texas Democrats have the longest losing streak in the nation, having lost every race for statewide office since 1994, but with Republicans stressing greater conservatism and fresh faces running as Democrats, they hope to turn that around.


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Republican Senate Candidates Locked In Tough Primary Battle

Many races are on the ballot, but the race with the biggest political stakes is the Republican primary for the open U.S. Senate seat.


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3 Democrats Vying For US Senate Nomination

Democrats have three top candidates to choose from in the primary race for the U.S. Senate, but their ultimate choice will probably say more about the party’s future in Texas than who goes to Washington next year.


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Repubs and Dems Battle Over Political Landscape Of North Texas

Ruth Baker, known to her south Fort Worth neighbors as “Cookie,” and Ann Cruz Favela, a church youth leader on the north side, wanted change when they cast their votes in the 2008 elections.


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Harvard Study: Kids At July 4 Events More Likely To Side With GOP

A Harvard study of voters suggests those who attended July 4 events as children are more likely than others to side with the Republican party later in life.


Thousands gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

Texas House Rejects Education Cuts

The Texas House has voted against a budget bill that slashes $4 billion from public education, throwing the special session into disarray a day before its expected conclusion.


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More Fireworks At Dallas Commissioners Court

Once again, more outbursts and name calling have peppered the Dallas County Commissioners Court. This time an outgoing commissioner took exception with a new redistricting plan.


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Texas Teachers Rally At Rotunda Against School Cuts

More than 200 Texas Schoolteachers crowded around the rotunda of the Texas Capitol yet again to protest against education spending cuts.


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Senate Republicans Vow Not To Waver From Education Cuts

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D –Fort Worth) knows she’s drawn some scowls from colleagues for leading the move to block an education funding package and force overtime after the 82nd Legislative Session came to a formal end. But Republican lawmakers vow not to waver from their cuts.


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Texas House Passes Final Version Of Voter ID Bill

The Texas House passed hotly debated legislation Monday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, sending to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk a measure he declared an “emergency” item for the legislative session.


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Dallas County Commissioner’s Court Accepts Elections Admin’s Resignation

The Dallas County Elections Commission met for the first time since the late 1980s Friday to decide the fate of the man who has presided over elections in the county for nearly a quarter of a century.


Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Fired Dallas County Prosecutor Claims He Was Dismissed For Party Affiliation

A former Dallas County prosecutor said party politics are getting in the way of protecting local children.

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