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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Craig James sues Fox Sports; Ken Paxton is charged with securities fraud; Ted Cruz and Rick Perry appear in New Hampshire; and more.

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Republican U.S. Senate Candidate David Dewhurst says he plans on accepting KERA’s invitation to debate opponent Ted Cruz at KERA’s Dallas studios.

Which Republican candidate running for U.S. Senate can be the alternative to perceived front-runner David Dewhurst? Dewhurst’s three main challengers all see themselves in that role as they vie for second place and an opportunity to face Dewhurst in a run-off race. KERA’s Shelley Kofler has more on how candidates tried to position themselves during last Friday’s televised debate.

The four leading Texas Republicans hoping to be the party's U.S. Senate nominee faced off in their first televised debate Friday, and most of the attacks focused on perceived front-runner Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and who is the most conservative candidate.

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KERA recently interviewed leading Republicans running for the US Senate. We asked how far the United States should go in assisting Israel in a strike to destroy Iran’s nuclear sites. Shelley Kofler has details on what the candidates had to say.

U.S. Senate Candidate Craig James says he’ll release his education plan this week.  In an interview with KERA’s Shelley Kofler the sports analyst turned GOP candidate talked about elements of his plan.  In this Spotlight on the Senate report, James says eliminating the U.S. Department of Education is at the top of his list.

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A Republican and a Democrat, each with some name recognition, have entered the race to replace retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. KERA's Shelley Kofler says the biggest buzz surrounds broadcaster Craig James.

Craig James

Age: 51 

Residence:  Dallas

Professional/Political Experience:  Southern Methodist University; New England Patriots football player;  Founder, Craig James School of Broadcasting and Players Communication Network; ESPN Sports Broadcaster; Licensed Commercial Land Broker.