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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

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Education Emerging As Issue In Abbott-Davis Race

Classrooms in Texas are dramatically changing in 2014. So might education politics in the governor’s race. Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis continued trading barbs over public schools, despite neither yet unveiling an education platform.

12/11/2013

Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis Clarifies Pro-Life Comments In CBS 11 Interview

Democratic candidate for Governor Wendy Davis made headlines last week when she described herself as pro-life. In her first one-on-one interview with CBS 11 since she announced she’s running for Governor, Davis explained the apparent contradiction.

CBS 11–11/11/2013

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Greg Abbott Focuses On Jobs & Obamacare In Run For Governor

Greg Abbott told a crowd at North Dallas restaurant he will continue to fight against Obamacare as Governor of Texas, just as he has as state Attorney General.

CBS 11–10/21/2013

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Texas Exhibit To Show Connally’s Clothing When JFK Shot

Texas state archivists now have readied the suit and shirt worn by Texas Gov. John Connally from the day JFK was shot as the centerpiece of an exhibit to mark next month’s 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.

10/15/2013

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Republican Lisa Fritsch Running For Texas Governor

Conservative commentator Lisa Fritsch says she is seeking the Republican nomination for Texas governor. Fritsch made the announcement in Austin on Tuesday.

10/08/2013

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Campaign Themes Begin To Merge In Texas Governor’s Race

As gubernatorial candidates ‘saddle up’, the campaign themes in the Texas governor’s race are beginning to emerge.

CBS 11–10/04/2013

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Democrat Wendy Davis Officially Enters Gubernatorial Race

Democrat Wendy Davis promised a more populist and bipartisan state government in Texas as she declared her long-anticipated candidacy for governor Thursday, but she didn’t mention abortion rights, the subject that brought her to national attention.

10/03/2013

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Texas AG Catching Heat For About-Face On AA Merger

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is facing heat for his about face on joining the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways.

CBS 11–10/02/2013

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) leads a rally in support of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions at the Texas state capitol on July 1, 2013. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Wendy Davis Lone Star For Texas Democrats In 2014

Stand with Wendy? Sure. But running with Wendy Davis in 2014 is less enticing for big-name Texas Democrats. Davis will launch her campaign for Texas governor next week riding a wave of national celebrity and fundraising power.

09/27/2013

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Reports: Davis Will Have Her Name On Gubernatorial Ballot

During her marathon filibuster, Democratic Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth took on Republicans to block new abortion restrictions. Now, sources tell the AP, she’ll fight Republicans again — to become Texas’ next Governor.

CBS 11–09/26/2013

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Early Stumbles In GOP Races For Post-Perry Texas

For Republicans eager to lead Texas after Governor Rick Perry finally steps aside in 2014, there’s one easy way to describe their campaign blunders so far: Oops.

09/20/2013

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