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2:27 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Election Night Coverage

Dallas, TX –

On March 4, KERA Public Broadcasting provided live, election night coverage of the Texas Primary. KERA's Shelley Kofler; Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; SMU Political Science Professor Dennis Simon and Texas Weekly Editor Ross Ramsey provided analysis of local races and the Clinton-Obama contest.

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5:16 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Texas Local Contests

Dallas, TX – Tuesday night it appeared as though Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez might be headed for a runoff race with Democrat Roy Williams. But a late surge of votes made Valdez the democrats clear choice.

Not so for Republicans who want to unseat her. Former Irving Police Chief Lowell Cannaday received 41-percent of the vote, but not enough to avoid a runoff with former Sheriff Jim Bowles who had the job for 19 years.

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12:11 am
Wed March 5, 2008

John McCain clinches GOP bid in Texas

Dallas, TX – John McCain was the last Republican candidate standing as Texas voters last night made him the party's presidential nominee. McCain chose Dallas for his victory celebration, as KERA's Bill Brown reports.

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12:10 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Precinct conventions draw large crowds after Texas Primaries

Dallas, TX – Thousands of Democrats clogged polling places across the state as they lined up for the precinct conventions after regular voting ended. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports on the caucus process from one Dallas location, where hundreds of voters showed up to declare their preference for Senators Clinton or Obama.

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12:10 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Mike Huckabee concedes in Irving, TX

Dallas, TX – Mike Huckabee conceded the race to John McCain last night in Irving, but KERA's Kim Malcolm reports the former Arkansas governor's volunteers still see him as the future of the Republican party.

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12:09 am
Wed March 5, 2008

GOP runoff in Dallas County Sheriff primary

Dallas, TX – Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez won her Democratic primary, but KERA's Rachel Stone reports there's a runoff on the Republican side.

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3:27 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Obama - Clinton Strategies

Dallas, TX – In the past few weeks the Presidential campaigns have spent millions of dollars, and the candidates have stumped hundreds of hours , all to court Texas voters. And when the polls close at 7:00 tonight, the strategists will be watching to see if their efforts paid off.

KERA's Shelley Kofler reports.

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11:25 am
Mon March 3, 2008

Young Voters May Make a Difference at the Polls

Dallas, TX – We've heard a lot about young people making a difference in this year's election. Rachael Dunlap is an SMU student tracking the youth vote. With one day left until our Texas Primary, she tried to get a feel for whether the expected surge of young voters will really happen.

It's late afternoon at the Southern Methodist University Student Center. Some students are grabbing a quick bite to eat. Others are surfing the web or studying in small groups.

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6:23 am
Mon March 3, 2008

Texas' Caucus Vote

Dallas, TX – In advance of tomorrow's big primary, many have heard about the so-called Texas 2-step, the caucus process that will select 30 percent of the state's national Democratic delegates - delegates who will vote for the presidential nominee.

KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on what caucus voters need to know.

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7:41 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Clinton Camp: Media Has Annointed Obama

Dallas – Friday morning Hillary Clinton joined thousands of mourners in a funeral procession for Sr. Cpl. Victor Lozada Tirado. The Dallas police officer was killed Feb. 22 when his cycle
crashed while escorting the Senator's motorcade.

Later as campaigning resumed, Senator Clinton's camp issued a press release suggesting media bias in favor of Barak Obama. KERA's Shelley Kofler reports.

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