Elections

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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Elections
11:57 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Dan Patrick Wins Big In Bid For Lieutenant Governor

State Sen. Dan Patrick celebrates his election as the next lieutenant governor of Texas in Houston on Tuesday night.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick cruised to a landslide victory Tuesday night in the race for lieutenant governor, defeating Democratic state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte.

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Elections
6:51 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Livestreams: Election 2014 Coverage From PBS, NPR And KERA

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KERA 90.1 FM offered live election coverage from 7 p.m.-midnight from KERA and NPR reporters. At 9:30 p.m., we aired a special program featuring local elections. 

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Elections
12:35 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Beyond Wins And Losses, 5 Things About Election Day In Texas

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Republicans appear poised to maintain their grip on every statewide office in Texas for a 16th straight year, yet Tuesday’s election results will yield information beyond winners and losers.

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Elections
8:08 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Map: Find Your Polling Place On Election Day

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Do you plan to vote on Tuesday, but you don't know where to go? Here's a handy tool.

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Politics
6:51 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

As Election Day Arrives, Abbott And Davis Work To Get Out The Vote

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis campaigns KERA

For months, the candidates for Texas governor have sparred, debated, and tried to sell themselves to voters.  Tuesday night, Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott will find out who will lead this state.

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Politics
12:56 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

In Texas Governor's Race, Abbott And Davis Try To Appeal To Women

If recent trends holds true, more Texas women than men will vote in tomorrow’s election. That’s one reason the candidates for governor have appealed directly to women. 

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Politics
3:27 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Tarrant County Race Will Affect Balance Of Power In Texas Senate

Shelley Kofler KERA

Once again, the battle over a state senate seat in Tarrant County is the most closely watched legislative race in Texas.  

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Friday Conversation
7:09 am
Fri October 31, 2014

'The Political Junkie' Dishes On The Midterm Races To Watch

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Today’s the last day for early voting in Texas. To celebrate the big day – and preview the even bigger day next Tuesday, KERA's vice president of news Rick Holter sat down with the man known as "The Political Junkie." Ken Rudin is a former NPR political editor who now runs the Political Junkie podcast and website.

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Politics
11:27 am
Wed October 29, 2014

In Blue Dallas County, Republicans Play Defense

Signs greeting early voters outside the Lakeside Activity Center in Mesquite.
Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune

On the first day of early voting, politics was not at the top of Dallas' concerns. Instead, residents were obsessed with Ebola, a disease less threatening to their lives, statistically, than the furniture in their homes. 

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