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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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Politics
12:01 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Map: Is Dan Patrick Running A 'Stealth' Campaign?

Dan Patrick debated his Republican primary opponents at KERA in January.
LM Otero Associated Press

In the past month, Texas voters have seen a lot of Leticia Van de Putte, the Democrat running for lieutenant governor. But they haven't seen nearly as much of her Republican opponent, Dan Patrick. 

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Politics
11:43 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Demographics Are Creating An Electoral Battleground In Irving

A nod to the city's changing demographics, the masthead for a branch of Jefferson Dental Clinics in Irving, Texas includes a large Spanish-language sign on its storefront that reads, “A friend of the Hispanic family.”
Cooper Neill The Texas Tribune

In the southeastern part of Irving, the signs of an increasingly diverse population are unmistakable.

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Politics
11:12 am
Mon October 27, 2014

'Republicans Embrace Diversity' Says Dallas CEO Ronke Okpa

Ronke Okpa, CEO of Applied Program Management & Training (APMT), says if you don't show up, how do you know (Republicans) don't embrace you.

Early voting for next week’s election continues through this Friday. Ronke Okpa isn’t on the ballot, but the Nigerian-American is actively involved with a group called Red State Women, and hosting fund-raisers for Governor Rick Perry and the Republican who hopes to replace him.

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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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