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Gov. Perry Blasts Feds At Texas GOP Convention

Gov. Rick Perry has kicked of his unofficial farewell tour to Texas politics by bashing Washington during a well-received speech at the state Republican convention.

06/05/2014

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Wendy Davis Welcomes GOP Convention To Fort Worth

As Republicans gather in the Fort Worth Convention Center for the Texas GOP convention, Democratic candidate for governor, Wendy Davis has a message for them: Welcome — and you’re welcome!

06/05/2014

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

After Big Win In Runoff, Patrick Focuses On Democratic Opponent

With strong support from grassroots conservatives, State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston easily defeated incumbent David Dewhurst to become the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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Tea Party Candidates Fare Well In Texas Elections

While Tea Party candidates have not fared well against traditional Republicans in some states, they have apparently gained a foothold in Texas.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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Gov. Perry In Iowa To Back Senate Candidate

Gov. Rick Perry is in Iowa, campaigning for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Whitaker, and rekindling friendships as he weighs a second bid for president.

05/28/2014

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Miller Wins GOP Nod For Agriculture Commissioner

Former lawmaker Sid Miller has won the Republican nomination for Texas agriculture commissioner after a runoff boosted by a rare endorsement from Gov. Rick Perry.

05/27/2014

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Julian Castro Accepts Housing Secretary Position

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has accepted the national housing secretary position.

05/24/2014

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Details On The Dallas Bid For The GOP 2016 Convention

Dallas has been named as one of only four cities still in the running to host the next Republican National Convention. During the second week of June members of the RNC site selection committee will visit North Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–05/22/2014

Representative Ralph Hall, (R) Rockwall

Oldest-Ever Texas Congressman Faces Biggest Challenge

Now that he’s 90 and the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House, the Texas Republican is facing his own political shootout. He’s facing his first primary runoff since being elected in 1980.

04/28/2014

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Texas AG Greg Abbott Faces Death Penalty Choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don’t dare get in the way of either.

04/15/2014

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Allegations Of Impropriety Inside Dallas IRS Office

The Dallas office of the Internal Revenue Service has come under federal scrutiny, but not because of anything to do with taxpayers’ money.

04/10/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during a rally. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

He Could Be A Contender: Ted Cruz Has Book Deal

Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, is working on a project considered standard for national contenders: a book.

CBS 11–04/02/2014

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