Politics

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4:47 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Internal Memos Detail Wendy Davis Campaign Dysfunction

Wendy Davis earlier this year.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Consultants for Democrat Wendy Davis warned her campaign months ago that the Fort Worth senator was headed for a humiliating defeat in the Texas governor’s race unless she adopted a more centrist message and put a stop to staggering internal dysfunction. 

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Politics
12:49 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Perry Will Make A Decision On White House Bid In 2015

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Gov. Rick Perry is in New Hampshire saying he's preparing to make a second run for president. The GOP hopeful says he'll make a decision in May or June.

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Politics
6:51 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Dallas County's Next District Attorney Says She'll Focus On Building Trust, Transparency

Susan Hawk, Dallas County's incoming district attorney, at her election night victory party Tuesday. The Republican ousted two-term Democrat Craig Watkins in a very close race.
Stella M. Chávez KERA News

Deep-blue Dallas County got a touch of red Tuesday when Republican Susan Hawk ousted District Attorney Craig Watkins. Hawk talks about some of her plans, while a loyal Democrat talks about why she may have gained votes that used to belong to Watkins

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Politics
3:33 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

How Will The Elections Affect Business At The Texas Capitol?

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Tuesday's Republican sweep added a new layer of conservatism to state government in Texas.

KERA’s Shelley Kofler talked with Ross Ramsey with The Texas Tribune about how that might play out at the Texas Legislature.

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Elections
12:01 am
Wed November 5, 2014

In Denton, Voters Approve Fracking Ban By Wide Margin

Supporters of Denton's fracking ban celebrate at Dan's Silver Leaf after hearing the proposition passed.
Christina Ulsh KERA News

Denton made history Tuesday night, becoming the first city in Texas to ban fracking within city limits. The vote passed 59 percent to 41 percent, to the surprise of even the supporters of the ban.

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Elections
8:08 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Map: Find Your Polling Place On Election Day

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Do you plan to vote on Tuesday, but you don't know where to go? Here's a handy tool.

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Politics
6:51 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

As Election Day Arrives, Abbott And Davis Work To Get Out The Vote

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis campaigns KERA

For months, the candidates for Texas governor have sparred, debated, and tried to sell themselves to voters.  Tuesday night, Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott will find out who will lead this state.

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Politics
12:56 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

In Texas Governor's Race, Abbott And Davis Try To Appeal To Women

If recent trends holds true, more Texas women than men will vote in tomorrow’s election. That’s one reason the candidates for governor have appealed directly to women. 

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Politics
3:27 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Tarrant County Race Will Affect Balance Of Power In Texas Senate

Shelley Kofler KERA

Once again, the battle over a state senate seat in Tarrant County is the most closely watched legislative race in Texas.  

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Politics
11:27 am
Wed October 29, 2014

In Blue Dallas County, Republicans Play Defense

Signs greeting early voters outside the Lakeside Activity Center in Mesquite.
Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune

On the first day of early voting, politics was not at the top of Dallas' concerns. Instead, residents were obsessed with Ebola, a disease less threatening to their lives, statistically, than the furniture in their homes. 

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