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Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Abbott’s comments in Wimberley stir controversy in governor’s race

Democrats say a secret recording of Greg Abbott's comments at a fundraiser last month in western Hays County demonstrate the likely GOP nominee for governor is pushing attacks on his Democratic rival, Wendy Davis, while publicly maintaining he's above the fray.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Perry: Will he stay or will he go?

Every morning, people in Texas politics stand in front of their sinks, brushing their teeth, staring at someone they think could someday be the president of the United States. It is the nature of these beasts.

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.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Rose second only to House speaker in amassing campaign war chest in first test since falling-out

The latest round of campaign finance disclosures show Rose is holding his own in the fund raising race even relative to the speaker, a position traditionally at least as powerful as the governor and a symbol of...