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File photo of a Texas GOP member. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

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

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

Cornyn Looks Safe In U.S. Senate Race

What could have been a tight primary now looks like a cakewalk for Sen. John Cornyn after his challenger ran a campaign so disastrous that many experts have disavowed him.

03/04/2014

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Perry Avoids 2016 Talk In Iowa

Gov. Rick Perry returned to Iowa for a visit that he said was focused on helping the state’s governor seek re-election — and not on a potential 2016 presidential bid of his own.

02/28/2014

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).(credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cruz Won’t Endorse Cornyn In GOP Race

The sniping between establishment Republicans and tea partyers resumed Thursday as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz refused to endorse his state’s senior senator in next week’s Republican primary.

02/27/2014

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Dallas In Running For 2016 GOP Convention

Party leaders will consider the RNC’s list of potential host cities in the coming months. The finalists largely represent swing states that will decide the 2016 presidential election.

02/27/2014

NRA 500

Perry Plans 2-Day Trip To Iowa

Gov. Rick Perry is returning to Iowa on Thursday for a two-day visit that includes stops in the Des Moines suburbs and a meeting with business leaders in Davenport.

02/27/2014

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on March 6, 2012 in Ohio. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Early Voting Begins For Texas Primaries

People across Texas can now start casting ballots for the March 4 Democratic and Republican primaries. Early voting begins on Tuesday and runs through February 28.

02/18/2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

CBS 11 Exclusive: Former VP Dick Cheney Talks Heart Disease & Politics

During an exclusive CBS 11 News interview former Vice-President Dick Cheney spoke openly about his battle with heart disease and didn’t hold back on his opinions about some political hot topics.

CBS 11–02/07/2014

Voters go to the polls. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

27 Percent Of Texas Hispanics With GOP

Hispanic and Anglo residents in Texas identify with the Republican party far more than the national average, according to new polling data that was released on Friday.

02/07/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy David speaks at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Supports Proposed ‘Open Carry’ Law

The proposed ‘open carry’ law would allow people across Texas with concealed handgun licenses to wear a their pistols on their hips, in full view, while in public.

02/06/2014

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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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