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Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on March 6, 2012 in Ohio. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Runoffs Will Decide Several Texas Races

A scramble to fill statewide offices in one of the biggest turnovers in Texas government history began with Tuesday’s primary, but several of the key contests will require runoffs.

03/05/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) waits for an elevator off the Senate floor at the US Capitol, on December 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate worked through the night debating President Obama's Circuit Court nominations. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Election Leaves Tea Party Influence Unsettled

The first primary in what the GOP hopes is a triumphant year showed that the tea party wield considerable influence in one of the nation’s most conservative states.

03/05/2014

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Christian, Sitton To Railroad Commission Runoff

Oil and gas technology executive Ryan Sitton and former state Rep. Wayne Christian are headed to a GOP runoff for an open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission.

03/04/2014

Dallas Co. elections site

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.

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A voter cast her ballot. (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Poll: Did You Have Voter ID Problems?

Tuesday is Election Day across the state, and some voters in the Metroplex have reported problems at the polls with the new Voter ID law. Did you have any problems?

03/04/2014

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

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Under Attack In Lt. Governor’s Race

After 11 years in one of the most powerful offices in Texas, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst faces the election of his career as he runs against three Republican challengers.

03/04/2014

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

Cornyn Looks Safe In U.S. Senate Race

What could have been a tight primary now looks like a cakewalk for Sen. John Cornyn after his challenger ran a campaign so disastrous that many experts have disavowed him.

03/04/2014

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)

Early Voting Ending For Texas Primaries

The deadline has arrived for Texas voters to cast ballots early for next week’s Democratic and Republican primaries. Early voting that began February 18 ends Friday.

02/28/2014

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Perry Avoids 2016 Talk In Iowa

Gov. Rick Perry returned to Iowa for a visit that he said was focused on helping the state’s governor seek re-election — and not on a potential 2016 presidential bid of his own.

02/28/2014

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).(credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cruz Won’t Endorse Cornyn In GOP Race

The sniping between establishment Republicans and tea partyers resumed Thursday as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz refused to endorse his state’s senior senator in next week’s Republican primary.

02/27/2014

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