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Texas Political Pioneer Dead At 84

Fred Meyer, former chairman of the Texas Republican Party and the Dallas County Republican Party, has died at the age of 84.

CBSDFW.COM–09/24/2012

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

Dewhurst Says He’ll Run For 4th Term

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he will run for a fourth term in 2014 following his failed bid for the U.S. Senate. Dewhurst made the announcement Tuesday at the RNC in Tampa.

08/28/2012

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Voters Set To Decide Heated U.S. Senate Race

Tuesday is Election Day across Texas. Voters will head to the polls to decide several runoff races, and at least one major upset could be brewing.

07/31/2012

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

Perry Campaigns With Dewhurst Before Runoff

Gov. Rick Perry is campaigning with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on the eve of Tuesday’s much-watched Texas runoff election for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

07/30/2012

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Cruz Appears With Tea Party’s Firepower

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz spoke Friday morning in Dallas, flanked by local tea party leaders and three U.S. senators known for their tea party support.

07/27/2012

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

Dewhurst Leans On ‘Old Guard’ Republicans

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is leaning on his party’s ‘old guard’ as he tries to secure a U.S. Senate nomination, hoping to regain the air of inevitability he once enjoyed in the race.

07/27/2012

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

Dewhurst “Focused On Texans,” Not Tea Party

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Wednesday that he never felt the need to woo key tea party leaders nationwide. In his words, “I’ve been focused on Texans.”

07/26/2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Dewhurst & Cruz Trade Barbs In 3rd Debate

The two Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate repeatedly ripped into each other during a third debate as early voting began across Texas.

07/24/2012

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Early Voting Begins, Turnout Will Be Critical

Early voting for the Texas primary runoffs begins Monday. Well-funded candidates will blitz the airwaves with ads and local politicians will be going door-to-door and working the phones to bring out the vote.

07/22/2012

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Armstrong’s Allies Turn To Congress

Lance Armstrong’s supporters are turning to Capitol Hill for help after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has launched its own investigation of the cycling champion.

07/18/2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Dewhurst & Cruz Face 2nd Senate Debate

The Republicans vying to fill an open U.S. Senate seat are meeting for a second debate in Dallas as their bitterly contested race enters its final two weeks.

07/17/2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Texas Tea Party Feud Pits Cruz Against Patrick

Long-simmering tensions between a tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate and a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature have boiled over.

06/29/2012

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