Elections

The runoff election is over.  Now it's on to November!  

KERA will be watching the title match for governor between Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott.   We'll also follow the candidates and issues emerging in the lieutenant governor race and others.

And coming up in June- state party conventions:

Republicans meet in Fort Worth June 5-7. Democrats will be in Dallas June 27-28. 

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Politics
2:42 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Greg Abbott's Campaign For Governor Says It Has $35.6 Million In The Bank

Mark Graham/Cooper Neil The Texas Tribune

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott has amassed a $35.6 million war chest in his campaign for Texas governor, a figure his aides called unprecedented Tuesday.

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Politics
3:04 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Wendy Davis To Women: 'We Don't Iron The Pants ... We Wear Them'

Leticia Van de Putte, left, and Wendy Davis, greeted the crowds at the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas over the weekend.
Alyssa Banta Texas Tribune

The candidates at the top of the Texas Democratic ticket are back on the campaign trail Monday after pumping up party members at their state convention in Dallas over the weekend.

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11:45 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Women Leading Ticket Pump Up Texas Democratic Convention

Lead in text: 
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis, and the party's candidate for lieutenant governor, Leticia Van De Putte, pumped up party faithful at their state convention. It's the first time Texas has had two women leading a political ticket, and the invitation to female voters rang out loud and clear in their Friday night speeches.
DALLAS - Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte shared the spotlight at the Texas Democratic Party convention on Friday night, promising to change the direction of the state, ripping their Republican opponents and imploring Democrats to break the GOP's two-decade grip on state government.
Politics
10:57 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Teachers Hear From Davis And Abbott On Better Pay, School Choice And Testing

Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott face off in the race for governor in November.
Bob Daemmrich/Laura Buckman The Texas Tribune

Democrats will hit high gear at their convention Friday night with speeches by Wendy Davis, their candidate for governor, and Leticia Van de Putte, their nominee for lieutenant governor.

On Thursday, both candidates talked about their vision for education at the Texas Classroom Teachers Association conference in Fort Worth.  Davis’ Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, also spoke. 

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Politics
8:01 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Davis Calls For Investing In Texas Economy As Abbott Releases Spanish TV Ad

Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, talked about her economic plan on Tuesday.
Paul Moseley Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis talked Tuesday about building the Texas economy while her Republican opponent Greg Abbott zeroed in on Hispanic voters by releasing a Spanish language television ad.

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Politics
5:52 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Dallas Says GOP Convention Group Saw A City That Has Fun -- And Can Raise Cash

Cheerleaders and elephants, the GOP mascot, were part of the hoopla that greeted the site selection team at the American Airlines Center Thursday.
Frank Librio Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau

The site selection committee left town Friday, and Dallas feels good about its odds for being chosen to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

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Politics
3:47 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Dallas Shows GOP Convention Group Why It's Called 'Big D'

Dallas gave RNC members choosing a 2016 convention site a taste of what a balloon and confetti drop would look like.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Republicans choosing the 2016 site for their national convention found out Thursday why Dallas is called “Big D."

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Politics
1:42 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Greg Abbott Leads Wendy Davis By 12 Points In New UT/Texas Tribune Poll

Republican Greg Abbott leads Democrat Wendy Davis by 12 percentage points in the race for governor, according to a new poll.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera and Bob Daemmrich, Texas Tribune

Republican Greg Abbott leads Democrat Wendy Davis by 12 percentage points in the race for governor, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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The High Five
11:57 am
Thu June 12, 2014

In A California Speech, Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality With Alcoholism

During a California visit, Gov. Rick Perry compared homosexuality with alcoholism.
Gov. Rick Perry's office

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A house is falling into Lake Whitney; remembering choreographer Bruce Wood; Willie Nelson appears on QVC; and more.

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Politics
7:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

GOP Convention Committee Gets A Rowdy Welcome To DFW

Rowdy, the Cowboys mascot, links arms with Enid Mickelsen, chair of the 2016 Republican convention site selection committee, as she arrived at DFW International Airport on Wednesday.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Cowboys mascot Rowdy offered high-fives and several team cheerleaders waved pompoms Wednesday at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as they welcomed members of the committee choosing a site for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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