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Dallas mayor Tom Leppert sits on stage during a press conference on October 30, 2008 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kaplan Hires Ex-Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert

Former U.S. Senate candidate and Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert has a new job as president of the test-prep giant Kaplan, Inc.

01/08/2013

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U.S. Senate Hopefuls Head To Runoff In Texas

The contentious Senate race was the most-watched among hundreds of races in the Texas primary for the Republican presidential nomination, Congress, the Legislature, judges and various state boards.

05/30/2012

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

GOP, Democratic Senate Hopefuls Head To Runoff

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst did not win enough votes Tuesday to secure the GOP nomination for the vacant U.S. Senate seat without a runoff. Nor did Democratic leader Paul Sadler, who will face Grady Yarbrough, a San Antonio challenger who doesn’t have a campaign website.

05/29/2012

An pollster loads paper in a primary registration machine at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas on February 19, 2008. (credit: by Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Much-Watched Senate Race May Need Runoff

Nine candidates are squaring off for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat that currently belongs to a retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison. The race has sparked national attention.

05/29/2012

Ted Cruz (credit: Ted Cruz Campaign)

As Clock Winds Down, Senate Race Heating Up

The final hours before the Republican primary has establishment conservative Lt. Governor David Dewhurst battling it out against Tea Party conservative and former State Solicitor General Ted Cruz for the right to run on the GOP’s November ticket for U.S. Senate.

05/28/2012

The U.S. Capitol building stands prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on January 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Race Tests GOP Establishment

The story is a now familiar one. A veteran politician supported by the GOP establishment is challenged by a young insurgent backed by national conservative groups.

05/25/2012

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum speaks to supporters on February 7, 2012 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. (credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Santorum Endorses Cruz In Texas Senate Race

Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum has endorsed tea party favorite Ted Cruz in the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas.

05/24/2012

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum speaks to supporters on February 7, 2012 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. (credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Santorum Backs Cruz In Texas Senate Race

Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum has endorsed Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz in the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas. The announcement came Thursday morning.

05/24/2012

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

Dewhurst Loans Nearly $1.2 Million To Senate Bid

Federal election records show that Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lent his campaign for U.S. Senate nearly $1.2 million on May 14, the day that early voting began.

05/23/2012

Ted Cruz (credit: Ted Cruz Campaign)

Cruz Compliments West Texas Values

U.S. Senate hopeful Ted Cruz said in Lubbock on Tuesday that if West Texas values were spread across the entire nation, they could solve the country’s ills.

05/23/2012

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

Perry Radio Ad Defends Dewhurst For Senate

Governor Rick Perry has made a radio ad defending Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in his run for the U.S. Senate. The ad started airing on Monday.

05/14/2012

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin became a household name when Sen. John McCain announced her as his surprise running mate. Palin has five children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig, who was born in April 2008 with Down syndrome. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Palin Endorses Cruz In Texas Senate Race

In the bitterly fought Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz has announced that he is being endorsed by former Alaska Governor and Vice President candidate Sarah Palin.

05/10/2012

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