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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Will water rights be on the Legislature’s agenda?

Next legislative session, during the few minutes not taken up with the budget, redistricting and immigration, an old stand-by of an issue could creep onto the agenda: water.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Isaac upsets Rose for state representative

Rose was the seasoned veteran, and his challenger Jason Isaac was widely viewed the long-shot. But Isaac defied the early odds Tuesday night, rolling to a decisive victory in one of the biggest upsets in the state.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Hanging a right: Rose straddles political lines

Against a national backdrop of anti-incumbent sentiment, four-term District 45 State Rep. Patrick Rose is coming out purple as he faces GOP challenger Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs businessman, at the Nov. 2 polls.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Election 2010 Video: State Representative, District 45 debate (Patrick Rose vs. Jason Isaac)

Running for a fifth term, State. Rep. Patrick M. Rose, a San Marcos Democrat, and challenger Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs Republican, spared over immigration, education funding and an anticipated Texas budget shortfalls at the San Marcos...

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Courting crossover votes, Rose hosts Republican speaker Straus

Joe Straus' appearance last week at a fundraiser for State Rep. Patrick M. Rose angers some local Republicans who accuse the speaker of betraying his party.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Rose, Backus square off at League of Women Voters forum

In one of their few face-to-face debates, State Rep. Patrick M. Rose called challenger Andrew H. Backus a single-issue candidate in their battle for the Democratic Party’s nomination. Backus did his best to reinforce the charge.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Video: State Representative, District 45 Democratic Primary (Patrick Rose vs. Andrew Backus)

State Rep. Patrick M. Rose and challenger Andrew Backus squared off in the San Marcos Area League of Women Voter's debate on Feb. 11.

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