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Planned Parenthood Eyes Texas Political Race

The advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood launched a new political action fund Thursday to influence this year’s election in Texas, hoping to build on its success shaping the Virginia governor’s race.

03/20/2014

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Abbott Opposes Easier Equal Pay Lawsuits

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says he would not sign a bill to make it easier for women to bring pay discrimination suits, hoping to get past an issue that has dogged his campaign for weeks.

03/19/2014

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Texas Tea Party Flexes Political Muscle In State Primary

Analysts say despite persistent attacks against it, the Tea Party here in Texas flexed its political muscle in the state primary Tuesday.

CBS 11–03/05/2014

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Friedman, Hogan Face Runoff For Ag Commissioner

Jim Hogan and Kinky Friedman will face each other in a Democratic runoff for Texas agriculture commissioner. The two men received the most votes, but neither got more than 50 percent in the three-way race with Hugh Fitzsimmons.

03/04/2014

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US Sen. Cornyn Wins Republican Texas Nomination

Incumbent John Cornyn has crushed tea party-backed U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman and six lesser-known primary challengers to win Texas’ Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

03/04/2014

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Bush Wins Texas GOP Land Commissioner Nomination

Yet another Bush is rising among the ranks in Texas politics.

CBS 11–03/04/2014

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County Websites Cause Some North Texas Voter Frustration

On this primary Election Day some voter struggles began before individuals even arrived to cast their ballots. A number of people in Dallas and Denton County found themselves searching for their designated polling place, after struggling with election websites.

CBSDFW.COM–03/04/2014

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North Texas Ice Storm Creates Headaches For Elections Judges

The latest ice storm may have cleared, but it sparked a little drama just in time for Tuesday’s primary election.

CBS 11–03/03/2014

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Postal Delivery Concerns After Carrier Returns Mail

Officials with the United States Postal Service say they have fired a North Texas mail carrier for skipping part of his route and not delivering a significant amount of mail by simply marking the letters and packages ‘return to sender.’

CBSDFW.COM–02/25/2014

A 2005 photo of rocker Ted Nugent saluting U.S. troops. Nugent was doing a live interview with Governor Rick Perry in Crawford, Texas. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Backlash From Nugent Comments Reveals Misstep For Texas GOP

Mitt Romney rallied with Kid Rock and President George W. Bush had a fan in Alice Cooper. But a Ted Nugent encore in the Texas governor’s race is growing unlikely after blowback from Republican Greg Abbott’s embrace of the ultimate shock rocker.

02/21/2014

George P. Bush speaks on night two of the Republican National Convention August 31, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

George P. Bush, David Watts Vie For Texas Land Commissioner Job

Two weeks before the Texas primary Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush talks to CBS 11 News about his family, his politics and responds to critics who don’t like political dynasties.

CBS 11–02/20/2014

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Republican Abbott To Unveil Border Security Agenda

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott is laying out his border security agenda if elected governor in November.

02/04/2014

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