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4:34 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

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

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul delivers the keynote speech at the Dallas County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner over the weekend.
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. 

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Politics
1:38 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

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

When Gov. Rick Perry leaves office this month, he’ll wrap up a three-decade stretch in state elective office.
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.

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Politics
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
9:39 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price: 'Absolutely' I’ll Run Again

Mayor Betsy Price at the Fort Worth Library in the summer of 2013.
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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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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