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Election 2012

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Williams, Riddle vie for votes in CD-25 GOP runoff

After the May 29 primary, Roger Williams and Wes Riddle emerged from a field of a dozen Republican candidates running for Texas' 25th Congressional District with a combined total of less than 40 percent of the vote.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

In Austin, Obama rallies supporters, targets Romney

After slamming Bush-era tax cuts and calling Mitt Romney a business “outsourcer,” President Obama said Tuesday in Austin that he would remind the world why America is the best country in the world if he was sent...

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Remember when? Obama visits San Marcos, Texas State

After two straight months of being outraised by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama is eying Tuesday as a possible record-breaking day for fundraising in Texas.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Bobby Knight to headline Roger Williams fundraiser in Dripping Springs

Legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight is headlining a fundraiser for congressional candidate Roger Williams next week in Dripping Springs.

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Commentary: Buda’s Glickler honored for defending nurses

Texas Attorney General GREG ABBOTT writes about Buda resident David Glickler's prosecution of a politically powerful doctor in Winkler County and his cronies for retaliating against two whistleblower nurses.

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Audio: Roger Williams versus Wes Riddle, Congressional District 25 candidates

Former Texas Secretery of State ROGER WILLIAMS and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. WES RIDDLE are running in the July 31 runoff for Congressional District 25, which runs from western Hays County to the outskirts of Fort...

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Wentworth, Campbell air dueling TV ads (with video)

With about three weeks before the July 31 runoff election, both candidates vying for the Republican nomination in Senate District 25 have released new 30-second TV campaign ads.

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Audio: David Glickler versus Bruce Boyer, 22nd District Judge candidates

The race for district judge doesn't have the ideological charge of up-ballot contests but both candidates for 428th State District Judge say the bench they are running to occupy will impact more people, more directly than nearly...

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.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Verbatim: Local reaction to Supreme Court decision upholding healthcare law

Statements from LAMAR SMITH, LLOYD DOGGETT, SUSAN NARVAIZ, JASON ISAAC and SAM HUENERGARDT.

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