Politics

Politics
9:08 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Van De Putte, Patrick Ads Battle Over Education

Democrat Leticia Van de Putte faces Republican Dan Patrick in the race for lieutenant governor.
Jennifer Whitney/Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

The education issue has taken center stage in the race for lieutenant governor as the two state senators duke it out on the airwaves. 

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Politics
9:38 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Race For Dallas County District Attorney Heats Up

Former Judge Susan Hawk and current Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins will face off in the Nov. election.

On the campaign trail for Dallas County district attorney, the candidates have spent as much time attacking each other as they have debating policy.

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Elections
3:02 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Map: Find Your Early Voting Polling Station

Jacqueline Mermea The Texas Tribune

Early voting is underway across the state and both Tarrant and Dallas counties are seeing a steady stream of voters at the polls.

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Politics
11:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

For Abbott And Davis, It's Now About Getting Supporters To Vote

Democrat Wendy Davis met with volunteers block-walking for her in Dallas on Sunday.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Two weeks of early voting begins Monday and the candidates for governor are working to get their supporters to the polls.

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Politics
5:30 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Videos: Lieutenant Governor Candidates On Education

Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte are vying to be the next Lieutenant Governor in a state where the office wields a great deal of power
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

As early voting begins today, the candidates for lieutenant governor are competing for one of the most powerful positions on the ballot. The winner of the race will control the Texas Senate and bills considered in that chamber.  Here’s a look at how the contenders -- Republican Dan Patrick and Democrat Leticia Van de Putte -- differ on one of the state’s most important issues: education.

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Politics
12:01 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Grab Your Photo ID -- Early Voting Begins Today

Joe Shlabotnik flickr.com

Get out your voter ID and head to the polls -- early voting begins today and continues through Oct.31. 

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Politics
6:54 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Ebola 'Sucks The Oxygen' Out Of Election Coverage

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says coordinating the Ebola response leaves little time to campaign for reelection.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

On Monday, early voting begins in Texas.  If you haven’t heard a lot about it, that might be because the evolving Ebola crisis in Dallas has overwhelmed news coverage -- even in one campaign where the Ebola response seems to be the issue.

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Five Days In October
12:01 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Abbott, Davis Downplay New Toll Roads As Way To End Traffic Gridlock

A look at the new LBJ Express, which includes managed toll lanes.
LBJ Express

KERA and its media partners  -- The Dallas Morning News and KXAS-TV (NBC 5) -- continue Five Days in October, a week-long report about issues the governor's race. Today, we look at how Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis would address the state's growing need for infrastructure. That includes toll roads and the role they should play in relieving traffic congestion.

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Five Days In October
5:30 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Where Do Greg Abbott And Wendy Davis Stand On Homeowner Insurance Rates?

Tornadoes, like the one that hit this Forney community in 2012, are among the kinds of bad weather that insurance companies blame for high home insurance rates in Texas.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

This week, KERA, The Dallas Morning News and KXAS-TV (NBC 5) are producing a joint project called Five Days in October. Each day, we’re looking at where the leading candidates for governor stand on a specific issue. Today, it’s homeowners’ insurance costs in a state with the third highest rates in the nation.

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Politics
1:57 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Davis Says Wheelchair Ad Exposes Hypocrisy, Abbott Calls It Offensive

Wendy Davis' latest TV ad opens with a picture of a wheelchair which is used to represent opponent Greg Abbott.
Texas Tribune/YouTube

Greg Abbott, the Republican running for governor, says opponent Wendy Davis' TV ad that uses a wheelchair to represent him is "offensive." 

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