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Matthew Otero / Associated Press

Tribune staff charts a play-by-play of tonight's debate between the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate at KERA studios.

Republican voters will be asking questions when Senate candidates Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst meet tonight for their first one-on-one debate at KERA.

There’s one day left before Republican Senate candidates David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz face off in their first televised debate, live from KERA’s studios. 

KERA will host a second U.S. Senate debate between the Democrats who finished first and second in the May primary. Former state representative Paul Sadler and retired educator Grady Yarbrough will tape a one-hour television debate that will be broadcast on KERA Channel 13 on Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. and in other Texas markets at various times.

The Texas Republican Party has adopted a plan for some of the illegal immigrants in our state. This weekend the party adopted a platform calling for a guest worker program.  

Republican activists who booed U.S. Senate Candidate David Dewhurst earlier cheered loudly and waved a sea of Ted Cruz placards as Dewhurst’s opponent took the stage at the state GOP convention Saturday.

Texas Democrats Look For Momentum At Convention

Jun 8, 2012
Pat Hernandez / KUHF News

Democrats are meeting at the Brown Convention Center downtown will continue the process of rebuilding.

At the state Republican convention Friday supporters of U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Cruz walked out as his opponent David Dewhurst began to speak. It was the second day Cruz activists dissed Dewhurst in front of fellow Republicans.

Republican activism may have reached a new level Thursday when delegates at the state GOP convention in Fort Worth booed Governor Rick Perry. 

A defense lawyer in the corruption investigation of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price says it’s hard to keep quiet. But that’s just what he’s ordering his client to do.

Both candidates in a run-off for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination accepted KERA's invitation to debate.

Shelley Kofler

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate David Dewhurst says he plans on accepting KERA’s invitation to debate opponent Ted Cruz at KERA’s Dallas studios.

Republicans David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz are headed for a runoff election in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.  

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There were 11 democrats vying for the Congressional District 33 nomination. Now the field has narrowed to two.

BJ Austin / KERA

Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert’s run for U.S. Senate ended an hour and a half after the polls closed as he arrived at his campaign watch party.

On the last day of early voting, Republican U.S. Senate candidates David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz are clashing over their records on immigration, taking to the airwaves and Internet with their accusations.

Bill Zeeble / KERA

It’s the last day of early voting before next Tuesday’s primary. In the crowded race for the new Congressional District 33 seat, two perceived frontrunners are still campaigning.

It’s morning in Oak Cliff. Standing by volunteers and his campaign bus, former Dallas City Council member and State Representative Domingo Garcia gets ready to roll across the new district the covers parts of Dallas and Tarrant Counties. He’ll make five stops, and especially target Fort Worth State Representative, Marc Veasey.

Underdogs of District 33 Persist

May 25, 2012
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Marc Veasey and Domingo Garcia are the perceived frontrunners, but other contenders like Dr. David Alameel have become familiar to voters in the 33rd Congressional District.

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In the race for U.S. Senate, almost all of the attention has been on the Republicans.  Four Democrats are also vying for their party’s nomination. 

Congressional District 33 is expected to give North Texas its second Democrat and minority in Congress. 

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After 27 years in office, John Wiley Price is Dallas County’s best-known and most controversial County Commissioner. He’s also under federal investigation. 

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Politico calls Dallas Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson one of the five most “at risk” incumbents in the remaining primaries. It's not just because of District 30's new territory. 

Primary Election Results

May 12, 2012
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KERA is tracking results from Tuesday’s primary elections. Check here for tallies and to-the-minute reports live from watch parties across DFW.

City of Dallas

A Dallas Ethics Commission panel has dismissed a complaint filed against Mayor Mike Rawlings for his endorsement of school board candidates. 

In Irving, Candidates Confront Planned Venue's Cost

May 10, 2012
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Seven candidates are running for three seats on the Irving City Council. A major issue facing all of them is development.  That includes financing the planned Las Colinas entertainment center. 

Texas ranks in the bottom half of all states for being vulnerable to corruption. That’s one of the findings of the extensive State Integrity Investigation that was recently released. It gave Texas a grade of D+.

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Early voting begins for the Texas primary in just a little more than a week . And last night six candidates running for US Senate tried to impress voters during a live televised forum hosted by public broadcast stations in Houston.

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A federal judge in Austin has stopped Texas from banning Planned Parenthood from participating in the Women's Health Program.

Republican Senate Candidate David Dewhurst has flown a Florida businessman to Texas to reinforce ads attacking opponent Ted Cruz.

Which Republican candidate running for U.S. Senate can be the alternative to perceived front-runner David Dewhurst? Dewhurst’s three main challengers all see themselves in that role as they vie for second place and an opportunity to face Dewhurst in a run-off race. KERA’s Shelley Kofler has more on how candidates tried to position themselves during last Friday’s televised debate.

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