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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)

Dallas Hosts Texas Democratic Convention

Dallas is welcoming thousands of Texas Democrats on Thursday as the party kicks off its 2014 state convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown.

06/26/2014

Sen. Wendy Davis as she filibusters against SB5 on senate floor. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Davis Marks 1 Year Since Abortion Filibuster

Democrats and Wendy Davis are marking the one-year anniversary of her star-making filibuster that delayed passage of new abortion restrictions in Texas.

06/25/2014

U.S. Border Patrol patch.  (Associated Press photo)

Republicans & Democrats Support State Border Surge Operations

During its newly ordered surge operations along the Texas-Mexico border, the state Department of Public Safety says it will target drug dealers, human traffickers, and gangs.

06/19/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis greets members of an audience. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Goes Beyond Texas For Campaign Bucks

Hollywood loves stars and loves an underdog, and Democrat Wendy Davis is both. At a recent rooftop fundraiser near Los Angeles, she socked away more money for what could be a financially record-shattering race for Texas governor.

06/16/2014

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Annie’s List Leader Grace Garcia Killed In North Texas Car Crash

Grace Garcia, executive director of the Democratic fundraising group Annie’s List and a former aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, died in crash on Interstate-35E in Waxahachie. She was 59.

06/03/2014

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Wendy Davis Highlights Economic Development In Governor’s Race

Walking along West Magnolia Avenue, Democratic candidate for Governor Wendy Davis points to the city’s re-development of this area as an example of her leadership on economic development issues while serving on the Fort Worth city council.

CBS 11–06/02/2014

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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House Democrats Unveil Budget Plan With Tax Hikes

House Democrats have unveiled their response to Rep. Paul Ryan’s GOP budget, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in new revenues over the coming 10 years.

04/07/2014

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Texans Cast Their Votes In Primary Elections

Texas voters are set to decide who will face off in some high-profile races come November. Tuesday is Primary Day across the state.

03/04/2014

File photo of a Texas GOP member. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Surprises Likely In Texas Primary Races

A member of the Bush dynasty, a history-making feat, heavyweights trying to survive, and winter weather. Primary elections in Texas on Tuesday figure to be anything but ordinary.

03/04/2014

David Alameel (credit: David Alameel For Senate)

Alameel Sought Bin Laden’s Capture In 2000

A Texas Democrat running for U.S. Senate said that he negotiated in Afghanistan before 9/11, hoping to convince the Taliban to turn over Osama bin Laden.

02/19/2014

The U.S. Capitol is pictured in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2013 during the first day of the federal government shut down. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Trade Barbs In U.S. Senate Race

The highest profile Democrat challenging U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is a deep-pocketed Dallas dentist best known for a multimillion-dollar failed run for Congress in 2012.

02/18/2014

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