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

Texas Runoffs Could Be End For Dewhurst

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas. But he could be ousted on Tuesday by GOP voters who appear ready to steer even further right.

05/27/2014

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Tea Party Poised For Big Wins In Texas Runoffs

For all the talk of Texas growing more and more competitive for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, GOP voters are poised to make a harder turn right in Tuesday’s runoff elections.

05/26/2014

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)

Early Voting For Texas Runoffs Nears End

Texans have one final day to vote early for next Tuesday’s primary runoff election. Early voting ends on Friday. Texans were able to begin voting early on Monday.

05/23/2014

Texas State Capitol

Davis & Abbott Debate Their Debate Schedule

Democrat Wendy Davis wants six debates before voters elect a new governor in November, but Republican Greg Abbott wants her to accept two proposals already on the table.

05/20/2014

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

Early Voting Starts For Texas Runoff Elections

Texans have another chance to decide who will help lead the state’s government. Early voting begins on Monday for the May 27 primary runoff election.

05/19/2014

While George Bush was serving as the governor of Texas, brother Jeb Bush was serving as the governor of Florida.

Boehner “Nudged” Jeb Bush On Presidency

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday in San Antonio that he’s “nudged” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

05/13/2014

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Davis Questions Abbott’s Role In CPRIT Turmoil

Democrat Wendy Davis is renewing attacks in the Texas governor’s race on Republican rival Greg Abbott over past turmoil at the state’s $3 billion cancer-fighting agency.

05/06/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Toyota Move Gives Perry Boost For 2016

With eight months left in office, Gov. Rick Perry is away from Texas almost as much as he’s home — hitting the road hard to tout his state as America’s best place to do business.

04/30/2014

A teacher takes questions from his class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

Texas Governor Hopefuls Vow Focus On Schools

As Gov. Rick Perry wraps up a record 14 years on the job, his successors are both vowing to prioritize public schools if elected in November.

04/28/2014

While George Bush was serving as the governor of Texas, brother Jeb Bush was serving as the governor of Florida.

Jeb Bush Remark Could Be 2016 Problem

With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender.

04/11/2014

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cornyn Spent $5.5 Million During GOP Primary

Sen. John Cornyn spent nearly $5.5 million in the two months leading up to Texas Republican primary to help fend off a challenge from the right by Congressman Steve Stockman.

04/11/2014

greg-abbott

Abbott Shifts To Schools In Governor’s Race

Republican Greg Abbott is ready to shift the Texas governor’s race back to education, but not over spending cuts. He is expected to reveal his education plan on Monday.

03/31/2014

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