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Friday, March 15th, 2013

Texas Democrats dream of the wild blue yonder

Here is a quick measure of the political climate in Texas, from one of the leaders of a group that wants to make this a competitive state: Texas Democrats don’t let friends run for statewide office.

Monday, February 18th, 2013

House Democrats aim to get back in the game

Joe Straus became the speaker of the Texas House in 2009, when Democrats and Republicans had nearly even numbers in that body. Every deal had to be brokered. Party lines were soft.