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Texas Governor Rick Perry waits during his introduction before addressing Austin's largest naturalization ceremony at the Delco Activity Center on May 11, 2007 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Taylor Jones/Getty Images)

Perry To Give Final GOP Speech As Governor

Gov. Rick Perry kicks off his unofficial farewell tour to Texas politics with a high-profile speech to start the state Republican convention in Fort Worth.

06/05/2014

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‘Open Carry’ Concerns At State GOP Convention

Open Carry gun rights activists from across the state will be out in full force at the Texas GOP convention being held in Fort Worth from Thursday through Saturday.

06/05/2014

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Wendy Davis Highlights Economic Development In Governor’s Race

Walking along West Magnolia Avenue, Democratic candidate for Governor Wendy Davis points to the city’s re-development of this area as an example of her leadership on economic development issues while serving on the Fort Worth city council.

CBS 11–06/02/2014

A person holds a sign as others belonging to the Tea Party movement rally at the Texas state capitol. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

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

Tea Party Groups Hold Rally At Texas State Capitol

Texas Tea Party Even Stronger After Runoffs

Losing ground elsewhere across the country, the tea party emerged from Tuesday’s Texas primary runoffs mightier than ever in the nation’s biggest conservative stronghold.

05/28/2014

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Cruz On The Minds Of Republican Voters

Although Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t a candidate this election season, he remains on the minds of many Republican primary voters deciding the highly charged race for lieutenant governor.

05/27/2014

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

Texas Runoffs Could Be End For Dewhurst

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas. But he could be ousted on Tuesday by GOP voters who appear ready to steer even further right.

05/27/2014

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

Tea Party Poised For Big Wins In Texas Runoffs

For all the talk of Texas growing more and more competitive for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, GOP voters are poised to make a harder turn right in Tuesday’s runoff elections.

05/26/2014

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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

While George Bush was serving as the governor of Texas, brother Jeb Bush was serving as the governor of Florida.

Boehner “Nudged” Jeb Bush On Presidency

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday in San Antonio that he’s “nudged” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

05/13/2014

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

Cruz Returning To South Carolina Again

Sen. Ted Cruz, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016, is visiting South Carolina, the site of the South’s first GOP primary, for the third time in a year.

04/15/2014

Governor Rick Perry (credit: cott Eells-Pool/Getty Images)

GOP Governors Blast Medicare Advantage Rates

Three Southern Republican governors are writing President Barack Obama to complain about newly announced Medicare Advantage payments.

04/15/2014

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