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Texas Democrats Pushing Optimism At Dallas Convention

The Texas Democratic Party hopes to prove that though its candidate slate isn’t exactly star-studded, it can still be enough to end the party’s 20-year losing streak in statewide elections.

06/27/2014

Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry Gives Fiery Speech & Impression He’ll Run For President

Governor Rick Perry isn’t running for any political office, but he still knows how to bring Republicans to their feet. Before thousands of Republicans at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, the Governor dished out political red meat.

CBS 11–06/05/2014

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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

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 05: Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) talks with guests at the head table before speaking at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. Davis, who entered the national spotlight after holding a filibuster on a Texas abortion bill, spoke on the political climate in Texas and Washington during her remarks. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wendy Davis Supports Open Carry Law

The Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned in Texas under state law. But the next governor could change that.

02/06/2014

General view of the University of Texas Tower on the University of Texas campus on September 21, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Student Group Cancels “Catch An Illegal Immigrant” Game

A conservative student group at the University of Texas has cancelled a controversial event scheduled for Wednesday in which students were encouraged to “Catch an Illegal Immigrant.”

11/19/2013

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North Texans To Protest Immigration Game

A conservative student group on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin is being threatened with protests and expulsion if it goes forward with a playing a game it calls “Catch an Illegal Immigrant.”

11/18/2013

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Texas Dems See Chance To Become Relevant Again

It would seem that Texas Republicans have never been stronger. Behind the scenes, however, anxious Republicans and hopeful opponents are poring over data suggesting that the GOP hegemony may end.

07/15/2013

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Ex-Obama Aides Begin ‘Battleground’ Play For Texas

A new push, called “Battleground Texas,” officially launched Tuesday with the goal of seizing shifting demographics to make the Lone Star State eventually winnable for a Democratic presidential candidate.

02/26/2013

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Texas Democrats Move To Legalize Marijuana

There is a movement in the Texas Democratic Party to decriminalize marijuana. The move has already happened in other states, and the party says that it is time for it to happen in Texas as well.

06/20/2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Perry Promotes Compact To Ensure No New Taxes

More than eight months before the Texas Legislature reconvenes, Gov. Rick Perry proposed a compact on Monday that would ensure no new taxes or increases to levies already on the books.

04/16/2012

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Tentative Deal Reached On Texas Primary Date

After a day of intense but informal negotiations, the Texas Republican and Democratic parties have reached a tentative deal that would move the state’s primary elections from March 6 to April 3.

12/16/2011

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