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Elections

Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) speaks at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Wants $10 Minimum Wage In Texas

A call by Wendy Davis to raise the Texas minimum wage to $10 an hour, as protesters nationwide demand better pay for fast food workers, is drawing criticism from business leaders.

09/05/2014

Palo Pinto County election volunteers check-in a registered voter at the Palo Pinto County 4-H Building on November 4, 2008 in Palo Pinto, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Trial Begins Over Tough Texas Voter ID Law

The Justice Department goes to federal court in South Texas to seek the dismantling of the Texas voter ID law, which ranks among the most stringent in the nation.

09/02/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry  (credit: Getty Images)

Perry Says Republican Congress Is Key

Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it is important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country’s immigration problem.

08/28/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy David speaks at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Spends $4 Million On Attack Ads

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis spent about $4 million in August to attack Republican opponent Greg Abbott in television ads airing across Texas.

08/26/2014

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Immigration Looks To Be Leading Election Issue

Polls show that the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border has made immigration a pivotal issue with November elections approaching.

08/25/2014

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Perry Visits New Hampshire With 2016 In Mind

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he’s an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled badly.

08/22/2014

Mugshot of Texas Governor Rick Perry. (credit: Travis County Sheriff’s Office)

Perry Campaign Funds To Cover Legal Costs

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that any future legal bills which he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.

08/21/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry speak to the media during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq War veteran Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Perry & Cruz At GOP Gathering: 2016 Preview?

Two Texans who are eyeing possible 2016 presidential runs are addressing the kind of top-tier conservative event that is necessary to build the required national support.

08/08/2014

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Davis To Speak At Mexican Border

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is to speak in McAllen amid a surge in illegal immigration and Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to send the National Guard to the border.

08/07/2014

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Lt. Governor Hopefuls Give Dueling Speeches

The state senators vying to be the next Texas lieutenant governor are set to address the same audience.

08/07/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Skeptics Aside, Perry Marching Toward 2016

Those close to Texas Gov. Rick Perry say that he is aggressively eyeing a second presidential bid, even if that means he has to rebuild a political operation from scratch.

08/06/2014

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Planned Parenthood Plans Democratic Support

The political arm of Planned Parenthood expects to spend $3 million on an aggressive campaign to support Texas Democrats in the 2014 general election.

07/20/2014

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