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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

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GOP Leaders: Court Erred In Brain-Dead Pregnancy

Four big-name Republicans running for lieutenant governor said Monday night that a Texas judge erred when he ordered a brain-dead, pregnant woman off life support and vowed if elected to tighten similar state laws.

01/27/2014

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GOP Lt. Governor Candidates To Hold Debate

The four GOP candidates vying to be Texas lieutenant governor — a post considered to be the most powerful in the state — are getting their first televised chance to win voters.

01/27/2014

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Dewhurst Talks Teacher Pay In GOP Debate

As a judge begins considering whether Texas is adequately funding public schools, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said that the state’s teachers are bringing home a decent paycheck.

01/21/2014

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Another Debate In GOP Lt. Governor’s Race

An influential Houston tea party group is a hosting a debate between four Republican lieutenant governor candidates locked in the state’s most competitive primary.

01/20/2014

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George P. Bush Files To Run For Land Commissioner

The grandson of one former president and nephew of another filed Tuesday with the Texas Republican Party. Former El Paso Democratic Mayor John Cook is running against Bush in next November’s election.

11/19/2013

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Immigration A Big Issue In 2014 Elections

mmigration policy, something that Texas politicians have little control over, is shaping up as one of the major issues of the 2014 election cycle in Texas.

10/14/2013

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Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, 3 Hopefuls Set To Debate In Austin

David Dewhurst and three fellow Republicans vying to replace him as lieutenant governor are squaring off in another debate in Austin.

10/11/2013

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4 GOP Hopefuls Square Off In Texas Lt. Gov Debate

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and tea party-backed state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston are all challenging Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is seeking re-election.

10/01/2013

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

4 GOP Lt. Gov. Hopefuls To Debate In Houston

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and state Sen. Dan Patrick are all challenging Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is seeking re-election.

10/01/2013

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

Dewhurst Affirms Re-Election Campaign

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced that he’s still running for re-election in 2014. Dewhurst has been saying for months that he planned to seek a fourth full term.

08/08/2013

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