Election night 2014 was a big one for Republicans across Texas. They swept statewide positions and even won their first countywide race in Dallas in a decade. Catch up with KERA's election-night live blog here.

Check the final results here:

Top statewide races

The Texas Debates: Race for Governor

The most high-profile race was the one for governor: Greg Abbott, the Republican attorney general, walloped Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator from Fort Worth. Need a refresher on the positions? They debated Sept. 30 in the KERA studios during The Texas Debates: Race for Governor. Watch the debate here:

KERA and media partners also produced a week of reports called Five Days in October that highlighted issues in the governor's race.  

Scroll down to read all of KERA's coverage of the 2014 elections.

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An obituary following his death June 20 called Daniel Weiser arguably the most powerful Dallas political figure who never sought elected office. Journalist Bob Ray Sanders explains in this commentary why voters in recent Dallas elections owe him a thank you.

Rawlings Wins Another Term In Dallas; Arlington Dumps Red Light Cameras

May 10, 2015
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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings easily won re-election Saturday evening. He won with about 73 percent of the vote. His opponent, lawyer Marcos Ronquillo, had just 27 percent.

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Polls open Saturday morning for the city and school elections. Early voting turnout was mixed in some areas, but there's one more chance to cast a ballot. Here's a look at elections across North Texas:

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Saturday's municipal elections feature bruising mayoral races, tight city council tilts and tough school board tussles.

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When Fort Worth voters head to the polls on Saturday, the school board ballot will have a range of familiar faces and newcomers. One of those political newcomers is a principal – in Dallas.

Internal Memos Detail Wendy Davis Campaign Dysfunction

Nov 12, 2014
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. 


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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Republicans did well in Texas Tuesday night, sweeping all of the major statewide races. Here’s a roundup:

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The headlines from Election Day: Denton has banned fracking; Susan Hawk is the next Dallas County district attorney; Dallas City Council members get a pay raise; statewide, it's a Republican sweep; and more.