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How Big Is Hillary Clinton's Historic Ad Buy In Texas?

Oct 18, 2016
Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign surprised many Monday when it announced it was planning to advertise in ruby red Texas before Election Day. 

Clinton Campaign Is Going On The Air In Texas

Oct 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton' campaign is going on the air in solid-red Texas, a remarkable move by a Democratic presidential nominee as her Republican rival, Donald Trump, struggles across the country.

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Donald Trump was in Texas again on Tuesday. The Republican presidential nominee held no public events, but stopped at private fundraisers in Dallas and San Antonio.

Why Some Are Voting Third-Party

Oct 11, 2016
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According to the latest NBC News poll, Hillary Clinton holds a nine-point lead over Donald Trump. Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, though, are still holding on to a small fraction of voters.

Trump Visits Texas At A Critical Time For His Campaign

Oct 11, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is dropping in on Texas on Tuesday to raise money for his campaign at a critical time, as he seeks to recover from a devastating controversy with just under a month until Election Day.

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With less than one month until the election, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice presidential debate Tuesday night at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

Donald Trump's campaign is responding to a New York Times report that the real estate mogul claimed hundreds of millions of dollars in losses on tax returns in 1995 — an amount that could have allowed him to legally avoid paying income taxes for many years.

The 1995 tax records obtained by the newspaper show Trump as having reported a $916 million loss on personal income tax returns during that year.

The vice presidential nominees, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, will meet on the debate stage Tuesday.

It'll be two traditional politicians facing off in a non-traditional election year: Kaine as the safe and even boring choice by Hillary Clinton and Pence as the calm, unflappable balance to Donald Trump's bombast.

When it comes to the issues, Kaine and Clinton mostly agree. Among other things, they want to raise taxes on the wealthy, expand gun control legislation, and they both support President Obama's executive orders on immigration.

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We're just weeks away from picking a new president and congress. But for some, that's nowhere near enough change. It’s not hard to find an audience in Texas receptive to the message that the federal government is in need of a drastic fix. One group has an ambitious plan to do just that.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head Monday night in the first presidential debate, which is anticipated to be one of the most-watched political events ever.

When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage Monday night, the audience is expected to be the biggest ever for a presidential debate. No one may be watching as intently as the man who’s moderated more of these matchups than anyone else, Jim Lehrer.

After Endorsement, Cruz Refuses To Say Trump Is Fit For The Presidency

Sep 26, 2016
Erich Schlegel for The Texas Tribune

One day after endorsing Donald Trump for president, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz refused Saturday to say whether he thinks the Republican nominee is fit to lead the country.

Donald Trump To Return To Texas Next Month

Sep 25, 2016
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Texas remains largely uncompetitive in the presidential contest, but Donald Trump continues to lean hard on the state in the final stretch of his campaign.

In Houston, Tim Kaine Seeks To Energize Texas Democrats

Sep 23, 2016
Spike Johnson for The Texas Tribune

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine used a speech Friday here to try to energize long-beleaguered Texas Democrats, reiterating his ticket's commitment to seeing the solidly Republican state become more competitive. 

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Adding to potentially the most awkward Thanksgiving ever, George H.W. Bush is reportedly voting for Hillary Clinton this November.

Dan Patrick Warns Ted Cruz Will Be Left Behind For Not Endorsing Trump

Sep 19, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Speaking on The Laura Ingraham Show on Monday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick warned U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will be left "in the rearview mirror of the Republican Party" if he doesn't endorse Donald Trump.

Over the past few weeks, we've been compiling questions about this year's election sent to us by voters across Texas. It’s part of a project we're calling "Texas Decides."

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Named Trump's Texas Chairman

Sep 16, 2016
Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is taking an official role with the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, serving as his Texas state chairman.

Abbott Says He's Fully Behind Trump, Hopes For Double-Digit Win In Texas

Sep 15, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing back against the suggestion that his support for Donald Trump is lukewarm, saying "of course" he is all in for the Republican presidential nominee — and that he hopes Trump wins Texas by double digits.

Michael Stravato / Shelby Tauber / Texas Tribune

The election is six weeks away, but if registered Texans had to vote now, most would choose Donald Trump. The margin is narrow, though.

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The Dallas Morning News endorsed Hillary Clinton for president today. It's the first time the newspaper's editorial board has recommended a Democrat for president in a general election since World War II.

Texas may be a battleground state this election, according to a new poll of all 50 states by the Washington Post, which shows Hillary Clinton with a narrow edge over Donald Trump in Texas 46 to 45 percent among registered voters.

The Potentially Insane Future Of American Politics

Sep 1, 2016
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This year’s presidential election campaign has been full of surprises – and surprising candidates.

After Speech, Trump Loses Key Texas Hispanic Backer

Sep 1, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has lost a key Hispanic supporter in Texas after his speech Wednesday night on immigration. 

In Texas, there’s far more at stake in the 2016 election season than who takes the White House. The state is battling with federal courts over the voter ID law. There’s dysfunction in the Texas Democratic and Republican parties. And demographic change is accelerating.

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All this week, public radio stations across the country are taking part in NPR’s “A Nation Engaged” series – exploring America’s place in the world. 

Winning The Millennial Vote

Aug 24, 2016
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Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. and the biggest portion of the electorate. It’s hard to predict, though, how they will vote in November.

How To Win The Millennial Vote

Aug 24, 2016
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Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. and the biggest portion of the electorate. It’s hard to predict, though, how they will vote in November.

Trump, In Austin, Assails Clinton Over Foundation Ties

Aug 24, 2016
Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaking Tuesday in Austin, assailed Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as unfit for public office in the wake of new reports about ties to her family foundation while serving as U.S. secretary of state.

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