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1:17 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Lt. Governor Candidates Square Off In Only Debate

Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte took the stage together in Austin for their only head to head debate in the race to be the next Lt. Governor of Texas
The Texas Tribune

Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte went head to head last night in their only debate in the raceto be the state’s next Lieutenant Governor. The Austin debate showcased their wide differences on nearly every issue.

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6:11 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Davis, Abbott Wrangle Over New Controversy As They Head Into Final Debate

Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott will square off in The Texas Debates: The Race For Governor at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Laura Buckman / Bob Daemmrich The Texas Tribune

A new controversy has flared up as the candidates for governor prepare for their last televised debate on Tuesday at KERA. It involves the Texas Enterprise Fund which was designed to award financial incentives to companies that create jobs.

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1:14 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Davis Accuses Abbott Of Texas Enterprise Fund 'Cover Up'

Credit Mark Graham/Cooper Neil / The Texas Tribune

Democrat Wendy Davis is accusing Republican opponent Attorney General Greg Abbott of a "cover up" involving economic incentive dollars on the eve of their final debate in the Texas governor's race.

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6:28 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Abbott, Davis Present Their Visions For Education To School Administrators

Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott are competing for governor.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera and Bob Daemmrich, Texas Tribune

The leading candidates for governor presented their visions for improving public education to one of the toughest audiences in the state -- several thousand school administrators meeting in Dallas.

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7:51 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Hoping To Appeal To Women, Davis Tries To Paint Abbott As Extreme On Abortion

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis, candidates for governor.
Mark Graham/Cooper Neil The Texas Tribune

Democrat Wendy Davis appealed to women voters Tuesday by highlighting differences between herself and Republican opponent Greg Abbott on the issue that launched her race for governor- abortion.

Davis, who’s pro-choice, is challenging Abbott’s history of opposing abortion in cases where a woman becomes pregnant because of rape or incest.

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12:14 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Texas Lt. Governor Candidates Agree On Almost Nothing

Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, the Republican and Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor, spoke at the Texas Tribune Festival over the weekend.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

In a precursor to their only head to head debate scheduled a week from today, Lt. Governor candidates Dan Patrick, and Leticia Van de Putte appeared on the same stage at different times. Each of them sat for a Q&A session with Evan Smith at the Texas Tribune’s annual festival in Austin.

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12:01 am
Mon September 22, 2014

With Four Weeks Until Early Voting, Greg Abbott And Wendy Davis Try To Connect

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis, candidates for governor.
Mark Graham/Cooper Neil The Texas Tribune

The candidates for governor are back on the campaign trail after mixing it up in their first debate Friday night. On Saturday Democrat Wendy Davis sat for an hour-long interview in Austin. Republican Greg Abbott stayed in the Rio Grande Valley, hoping to attract Latino votes.

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5:57 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

RECAP: Greg Abbott And Wendy Davis Face Off In Valley Debate (Video)

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis faced off in their first governor’s debate Friday night in the Rio Grande Valley.
Gabe Hernandez Associated Press/The Monitor

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis debated tonight in Edinburg, near the Texas-Mexico border. KERA aired the debate live. If you missed it, watch it below.

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12:01 am
Thu September 18, 2014

David Alameel: 'I Want To Clean Up The Democratic Party'

Democrat David Alameel is challenging incumbent Republican John Cornyn for his U.S. Senate seat.
Ivan Pierre Aguirre Texas Tribune

The Democrat challenging Republican John Cornyn for his U.S. Senate seat knows he has an uphill battle against a better funded, established candidate. So why is David Alameel running?

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10:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Balancing Security And Transparency

Protestors rally at the White House after Bradley Manning was sentenced for sharing military knowledge with the public and the press.
Susan Melkisethian flickr

The government and the press butt heads over access to intelligence often. Krys Boyd will speak to Stephen Whitfield, American studies professor at Brandeis University, about finding the equilibrium between national security and freedom of the press at 1 p.m. today.

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