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Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Zaffirini’s ouster comes with a consolation prize

Zaffirini, an unabashed champion of the state's public universities who had fought to get the committee established in 2009 and has chaired it since, was replaced with state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Letter: Campbell campaigns as ‘the artful dodger’

In a letter to the editor, Cibolo resident MELISSA DUFRESNES describes the Republican state senate hopeful as a policy ignoramus avoiding hard questions en route to the Texas Legislature.

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Q&A: John Courage on the Texas Senate

If John Courage, the underdog Democratic candidate for Senate District 25, has one message for voters, he said it is this: "Pay attention to people who are part of your community. Hear what they have to say,...

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Courage to Campbell: Why won’t you debate me?

San Antonio schoolteacher John Courage is assailing his opponent, emergency room doctor Donna Campbell, relentlessly for avoiding media interviews and refusing debate invitations in the runup to the November general election.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Q&A: Donna Campbell on the Texas Senate

Emergency room physician Donna Campbell surprised many political prognisticators when she managed to overtake her better-financed and better-known opponents to become the Republican nominee to represent Senate District 25.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

San Antonio Republicans succeed in handing senate seat to New Braunfels

A significant number of Republicans and business leaders in San Antonio decided last year that they would like to replace their longtime state senator. They got what they were after, sort of, when Republican primary voters chose...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Campbell takes down Wentworth; Boyer bests Glickler

Tea Party darling Donna Campbell rode voter discontent — and millions of dollars in negative advertising — to a huge victory on Tuesday over State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, abruptly ending his two decades in the Texas Senate.

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Audio: Campbell benefits from Tea Party tailwind

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, expected a tough fight in the GOP primary for Senate District 25. But instead, he has been tussling with Dr. Donna Campbell, a political newcomer who has broad Tea Party support.

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Donna Campbell flubs on major issues at Hays GOP forum (with audio)

Donna Campbell, the fast-talking emergency room doctor turned aspiring politician, was uncharacteristically at a loss for words when asked about Texas' mounting water and electricity crises at a candidate forum Sunday evening.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

GOP runoff candidates invited to Hays County forum

Republican candidates in the July 31 runoff election — including candidates vying for U.S. Congress, state senate and a state district judge bench — are expected at a forum the weekend after next.

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