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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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Paxton Wins GOP Runoff For Texas Attorney General

Tea party favorite Ken Paxton has won the Republican nomination for Texas attorney general after a bruising runoff against fellow lawmaker Dan Branch. Paxton is now the favorite to replace Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor.

05/27/2014

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Dewhurst “Cautiously Optimistic” About Runoff Election

A CBS 11 News crew is following the David Dewhurst campaign. The current Lieutenant Governor will be watching the runoff election results from Houston. Earlier Tuesday Dewhurst told CBS 11 the he is cautiously optimistic.

CBSDFW.COM–05/27/2014

Representative Ralph Hall, (R) Rockwall

Oldest Member of Congress, Ralph Hall of Rockwall, Faces Tough Runoff

After 17 terms in office, and running for his 18th, Republican Ralph Hall finds himself fighting for his political career.

05/26/2014

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DISD Board To Hear Arguments For & Against Home Rule

On May 22, for the first time, the Dallas Independent School District will hear arguments for and against a home rule charter. The pros and cons will come from the two main groups who’ve formed on both sides of the issue.

CBS 11–05/21/2014

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Richardson ISD Residents Concerned About School Board Voting

As the last hours of early voting wound down Tuesday, Christina Hughes Babb echoed concern from fellow Lake Highlands residents. β€œIt’s a low turnout altogether for the election,” she said.

CBS 11–05/06/2014

Representative Ralph Hall, (R) Rockwall

Oldest-Ever Texas Congressman Faces Biggest Challenge

Now that he’s 90 and the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House, the Texas Republican is facing his own political shootout. He’s facing his first primary runoff since being elected in 1980.

04/28/2014

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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

John Carona shaking hands after Texas primary election. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

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

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

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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