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  • Montgomery County judge elections
  • With just weeks to go, we're getting speak with the two men who want to run the fast-growing county with a half-million residents
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  • Twitter war sparks politicians immigration debate
  • The really interesting thing about this debate is that Sen. Dan Patrick and San Antonio's mayor aren't even facing off in any race
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  • San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, left, and Texas State Sen. Dan Patrick
  • The really interesting thing about this debate is that Sen. Dan Patrick and San Antonio's mayor aren't even facing off in any race
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  • State Sen. Wendy Davis
  • President Barack Obama has met with Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor
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  • President Obama is in Houston for fundraisers
  • President Obama is attending private fundraisers at the homes of two local attorneys. So what's it take to host him?
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  • George P. Bush
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says globalization has presented colleges and universities with both a major challenge and a major opportunity
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  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
  • Jeb Bush gets the question at just about every public appearance these days: Will you run for president?
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  • In a diplomatic dig at Russia, President Barack Obama is hosting the new Ukrainian prime minister at the White House, a high-profile gesture aimed at cementing the West's allegiance to Ukraine's fledgling government
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  • Dan Patrick, David Dewhurst
  • Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Houston Sen. Dan Patrick will face off in May for the GOP nomination for Lt. Governor
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  • Patterson concedes Lt. Governor Republican nomination
  • Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says Texans really need to do their homework on who they will support
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  • Get realtime results of Tuesday's primary election.
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  • Todd Staples thanked his campaign and his family and says right now he is not endorsing either candidate
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  • George P. Bush
  • Yet another Bush is rising among the ranks in Texas politics
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  • Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis received their party nominations Tuesday night and will go head to head in November
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  • John Cornyn
  • Incumbent John Cornyn has crushed tea party-backed U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman and six lesser-known primary challengers to win Texas' Republican nomination for U.S. Senate
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  • A scramble to fill statewide offices in one of the biggest turnovers in Texas government history began with Tuesday's primary, but several of the key contests will require runoffs to decide a final winner.
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  • Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot
  • Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is the first new Republican nominee for the state's governor in more than a decade
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  • Voter turnout has been low so far
  • Voters across the state decide who gets to go on to the November election, and some voters are getting extra time to do so
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  • Texans have been braving the ice and cold to cast their ballots in today's Democratic and GOP primary elections
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  • Staples
  • AG Commissioner Todd Staples campaigned on his two top priority issues -- immigration and also securing the border
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  • Patterson confident of a runoff
  • Jerry Patterson is in Austin still out meeting and greeting voters at polling locations
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  • Current Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and state Senator Dan Patrick are out at poll locations for a last minute push for votes
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  • Early voting for the 2014 primary ended Friday but the polls open again a little more than 30 hours from now. And there's a lot on the line.
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  • Early voting is over for the Primary Election but candidates hope voters will hit the polls on Election Day on Tuesday
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  • Texas lt. governor race: Who is David Dewhurst?
  • David Dewhurst is seeking re-election this election year, but there are three others running for the GOP nomination the primary
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  • Texas lt. governor race: Who is David Dewhurst?
  • David Dewhurst is seeking re-election this election year, but there are three others running for the GOP nomination the primary
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  • Texas lieutenant governor race: Who is Dan Patrick?
  • Four men are running for the Republican nomination this primary, and one of them is State Sen. Dan Patrick
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  • Texas lieutenant governor race: Who is Dan Patrick?
  • Four men are running for the Republican nomination this primary, and one of them is State Sen. Dan Patrick
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  • Staples
  • Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples says a couple of his top concerns are border security and immigration reform
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  • Staples
  • Staples says he has listened to rural urban and suburban voters as he's crisscrossed the state
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  • Lt. Governor candidate profile -- Patterson
  • Tonight, we're kicking off a week-long series where we profile the four men running. We begin with current Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.
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  • Lt. Governor candidate profile -- Patterson
  • Commissioner Jerry Patterson is a self-described "straight- talker" who says it's time for a change
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  • Election coverage
  • Political consultant Dallas Jones explains what we need to know ahead of the Texas primaries
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  • Several candidates vying for judge position
  • In the race to replace a long time county judge mobility has surfaced as the number one issue
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  • Several candidates vying for judge position
  • The race for county judge in Montgomery County is wide open with the current judge leaving office
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  • Davis touts education plan during Houston visit
  • State Sen. Wendy Davis, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Texas governor, explained her plan and challenged her opponent
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  • Davis touts education plan during Houston visit
  • State Sen. Wendy Davis, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Texas governor, explained her plan and challenged her opponent
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  • The party primaries are coming up on March 4, with early voting starting next week, so a review of what's at stake is timely. I'll start with the 2014 Republican Primary because that's where most of the action is. The dominance of the GOP in Texas is reflected in the fact that 34 candidates have filed for the eight statewide non-judicial positions up this year. Starting at the top of the ballot, here's how I see these races shaping up.
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  • Sen. Paul discusses key issues, political future
  • Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, opens up in a brief but wide-ranging interview with Eyewitness News
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  • Congressman Rand Paul
  • Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, opens up in a brief but wide-ranging interview with Eyewitness News
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  • Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina
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  • President Barack Obama delivers his fifth State of the Union address
  • He vowed in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities
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  • Wendy Davis
  • Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis' rise from a teenage single mother living in a trailer park to Harvard Law School is a centerpiece of her long-shot campaign for Texas governor
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  • Another debate in GOP lieutenant governors race
  • An influential Houston tea party group is a hosting a debate between four Republican lieutenant governor candidates locked in the state's most competitive primary
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  • Tea party-backed, first term state Rep. Scott Turner is a former professional football player from Frisco
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  • Travis County officials plan to send 37,000 postcards to voters who may not have proper identification to cast ballots under Texas' new voter ID law - even though some may actually have proper ID
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  • National publications like The Washington Post and Politico have focused their coverage of the 2014 Texas Republican Primary on Congressman Steve Stockman's run at senior U.S. Senator John Cornyn
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  • Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is quitting the Wyoming's Republican Senate primary, abandoning her effort to unseat incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, according to a Republican congressional official
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  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Calgary-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has yet to renounce his Canadian citizenship as promised - but looks forward to the process being completed soon
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  • With the party primaries coming up on March 4th, it is a good time to look at one of the most interesting contests  the Republican race for lieutenant governor. Interest in the race is partly driven by the fact that the lt. governor in Texas is a very powerful political figure, which is not the case in almost all the other states. Besides power, there is intense competition this year, as three credible challengers have filed against the 12-year incumbent, David Dewhurst.
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