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George P. Bush speaks on night two of the Republican National Convention August 31, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

George P. Bush, David Watts Vie For Texas Land Commissioner Job

Two weeks before the Texas primary Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush talks to CBS 11 News about his family, his politics and responds to critics who don’t like political dynasties.

CBS 11–02/20/2014

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Rocker Ted Nugent Causes A Ruckus In Denton

Rocker Ted Nugent struck a chord with a crowd in Denton, as he helped Republican frontrunner for Governor, Greg Abbott, get out the vote.

02/18/2014

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Washington Not Prioritizing American’s Needs

Conservatives teeming with anti-Washington frustration are talking about driving the Republicans’ policy agenda and ousting GOP leaders who don’t adhere to their ideology.

02/10/2014

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Republican Abbott Reports Raising $3.1M In January

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says he raised more than $3.1 million last month in his run for Texas governor.

CBS 11–02/03/2014

Empty school desks sit on a lawn. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Texas Public Education Tops Debate In Campaigns

Public schools are shaping up to become the top issue in the 2014 election campaigns.

01/12/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) waits for an elevator off the Senate floor at the US Capitol, on December 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate worked through the night debating President Obama's Circuit Court nominations. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cruz Hopes To ‘Soon’ Renounce Canadian Citizenship

Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has yet to renounce his birth country’s citizenship as promised — but a spokeswoman said Saturday the tea party darling plans to have that finished soon.

01/04/2014

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Billionaire Philanthropist Harold Simmons Remembered

Some of the most prominent politicians and business people in the state came together Thursday in Dallas to remember billionaire and business legend Harold Simmons.

CBS 11–01/02/2014

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Texas Republicans Lose 3 Major Donors In 2013

The deaths this year of three major Texas Republican donors, including a billionaire who died over the weekend, could signal a generational change for party kingmakers in the nation’s largest GOP stronghold.

12/30/2013

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry To Headline Kentucky GOP Event

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will visit the home turf of a potential presidential rival to headline a fundraiser that’s part of a strong push by Kentucky Republicans to flip control of the state House in their favor in 2014.

12/30/2013

PHOENIX, AZ  - OCTOBER 24:  U.S. U.S. Health and Human Services Chief Kathleen Sebelius (C) talks with local officials before a news conference at the Wesley Community and Health Center October 24, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Sebelius was in Phoenix to tout the initiative, commonly referred to as Obamacare, even as critics call for her resignation over problems with healthcare website.  (Photo by Laura Segall/Getty Images)

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius In Dallas; Talks Healthcare Website

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services discovered a potential security flaw on the healthcare.gov web site.

12/20/2013

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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 (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

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