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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 18: George P. Bush speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2011 Republican Leadership Conference features keynote addresses from most of the major republican candidates for president as well as numerous republican leaders from across the country. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

George P. Takes Baby Steps Away From Bush Name

The latest scion of one of America’s most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he’s something other than what his famous surname suggests.

12/15/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz Themed Coloring Book Selling Fast

He’s known for coloring outside the lines in the staid U.S. Senate. Now children of all ages can color-in U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

12/12/2013

Gerg Abbott-Wendy Davis

Education Emerging As Issue In Abbott-Davis Race

Classrooms in Texas are dramatically changing in 2014. So might education politics in the governor’s race. Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis continued trading barbs over public schools, despite neither yet unveiling an education platform.

12/11/2013

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman. (credit: stockman.house.gov)

Stockman Challenges Cornyn In U.S. Senate Race

In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.

12/09/2013

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Democrat David Alameel Challenging John Cornyn For US Senate

A wealthy Dallas Dentist who spent lavishly while running unsuccessfully for Congress last year is challenging longtime incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

12/04/2013

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

AG Abbott Shifts Gubernatorial Run To Education

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is putting new emphasis on education in his campaign to replace Gov. Rick Perry.

12/03/2013

George P. Bush  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Justice Scalia Says He ‘Fits Right In’ In Texas

Swearing in new Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht in Austin on Monday, Scalia said, “I do fit right in here.”

11/11/2013

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Texas Voters OK Spending $2B On Future Water Projects

Tuesday’s ballot measure was widely expected to pass. It had the backing of environmental groups and most of the state’s top elected officials, including Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

11/05/2013

Sarah Palin (photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Sarah Palin Book Tour Includes North Texas Stop

Sarah Palin will soon be on a holiday season book tour. Starting next week, the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate will be promoting her new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.”

11/05/2013

Former Congressman Jim Wright (credit: KRLD/Chuck Schechner)

Former Speaker Wright Finally Gets Texas Voter ID

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright says he’s finally obtained the documents he needs to vote under new state law on Election Day.

CBS 11–11/04/2013

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)

Former U.S. House Speaker Wright Denied Voter ID

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright says he was denied a state ID card just before Election Day.

11/03/2013

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