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Friday, July 27th, 2012

Election started as a sprint but ends as a slog

The elections that were supposed to come and go in March (the primary) and May (the runoff) — elections delayed by redistricting litigation and stretched out by new federal laws that add days to the stretch between the first and second rounds — are coming to an end on Tuesday.

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Updated: Wentworth files defamation suit against Jones

Given how heated the fight for the Republican nomination in SD-25 has been thus far, perhaps it was just a matter of time before a candidate filed a lawsuit.

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Paul joins son, Cruz at huge Austin rally

Father and son lawmakers Ron and Rand Paul, along with U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz, gathered at the Capitol on Sunday to woo Tea Party voters and remind them as the primary election draws near that —...

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Jones strikes back at Wentworth’s ‘puppet’ ad (with video)

Today, Jones's campaign put out an ad of its own responding to the attack. It features Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed, who says in the 30-second spot, "I know political campaigns can be rough, but Wentworth's...

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Audio: Ron Paul still pushing to win Texas

Ron Paul hasn't won a single state in the 2012 Republican primary season. And yet Thursday's rally in the shadow of the LBJ Library at the University of Texas rivaled any crowds Mitt Romney or President Obama...

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Texas GOP pursuing presidential debate

The Republican Party of Texas is making plans to host a presidential debate in Texas before the May 29 primaries.

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