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Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced Monday at Liberty University in Virginia that he's seeking the Republican nomination to run for president in 2016. Our friends at the public radio program The Takeaway did a mash-up with the Texas senator's speech and the John Lennon song, "Imagine." 

'I Believe In You:' Ted Cruz Launches Presidential Bid

Mar 23, 2015
Michael Stravato / Texas Tribune

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz declared his candidacy for the White House on Monday in a speech heavy on faith and hard on President Obama, making him the first major party candidate to formally jump into the race. 

Ted Cruz Will Seek The Presidency

Mar 22, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will announce Monday that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

A measure that would take the state's public corruption-fighting unit out of the hands of the Travis County district attorney's office and place it in the Texas attorney general's office was approved Monday by the Senate State Affairs Committee.

Rick Perry Looks To Flip Script In Iowa

Mar 9, 2015
Abby Livingston / The Texas Tribune

It's a frequent whisper among Republicans in Iowa and the nation's capital: Don't count Rick Perry out just yet. 

In North Texas, Rand Paul Makes His Play For The Lone Star State

Feb 2, 2015
Laura Buckman / Texas Tribune

FORT WORTH — Since 1988, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul watched his father, former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, run three noteworthy but quixotic presidential campaigns. 

Five -- And A Half -- Things We Won't Forget About Rick Perry

Jan 5, 2015
Texas Governor Rick Perry's office / Flickr

When Gov. Rick Perry leaves office this month, he’ll wrap up a three-decade stretch in state elective office that concluded with his being the longest-serving governor in Texas history.

Internal Memos Detail Wendy Davis Campaign Dysfunction

Nov 12, 2014
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. 

Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock

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.

Fort Worth Library / Flickr

The 2014 elections are over. But in an interview with KERA, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price dropped a little news of her own about next year's election: She plans on running for another term.

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