Politics

2014 Elections
3:22 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Abbott brings Perry into the fold on campaign trail

Attorney Gen. Greg Abbott hopes to attract voters by recruiting Rick Perry for his campaign.
NPR

Though Attorney General Greg Abbott is working hard to become Gov. Rick Perry’s successor, Texans haven’t seen much of the two Republicans together on the campaign trail.

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2014 Elections
9:35 am
Wed February 12, 2014

GOP candidates square off in Greenville

Andrew Bench, right, the challenger for the 196th District Court Judge seat, debates incumbent Judge Steve Tittle Monday night during the Herald-Banner and Hunt County GOP Club forum at the Landmark on Lee Street.
Brad Kellar

An overflow crowd of potential voters was in attendance in downtown Greenville Monday night, to hear from many of the candidates seeking Republican Party nominations during the March 4 primary elections.

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2014 Elections
4:26 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Candidates enter the spending season

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst raised $253,000 for his campaign to be re-elected as Lieutenant Governer of Texas.
KERA / keranews.org

In the final weeks before a primary election, the expenditures section of the campaign finance reports often reveals more than the contributions side. Money, after all, is truly interesting when it is put to use.

Take a peek at the reports filed last week by the four Republicans running for lieutenant governor. Until the end of the year, the attention was on fundraising. The amount raised is a proxy of the support for each candidate and an indication of whether the campaigns will be able to fight for attention in a state with 20 advertising markets.

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2014 Elections
8:00 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Republicans worried about March, but not November

State Senator Bob Deuell will be running against Mark Thompson and Bob Hall in the March 4 primary election.
KETR / ketr.org

The Republican candidates for lieutenant governor do not seem worried about Democratic challengers and independent voters, or particularly concerned about whether their public conversations and debates fuel the Democrats’ election-year motif of a war on women.

If they were, they would not be talking like this. You would not have seen what you saw during the debate early this week as they all raced to the conservative end of the pool, hoping to win the hearts of the Republican voters they will face in the primary election in March.

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2014 Elections
10:44 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Abbott bolsters outreach with Spanish-language website

Attorney General Greg Abbott campaigns toward Spanish-speaking community.
NPR

Texans who visit Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's newly launched Spanish-language website, targeted at Hispanic voters, will see a new version of his campaign logo: Abbott Para Gobernador

 

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2014 Elections
10:12 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Davis says critics picked on 'wrong Texas gal'

State Senator Wendy Davis fights back.
NPR

Saying she’d “had enough,” state Sen. Wendy Davis unloaded on Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday night, blaming him and his allies for waging a smear campaign against her family and warning he had picked a fight with the “wrong Texas gal.”

 

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2014 Elections
9:50 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Crowd of hopefuls lining up to take on Cornyn

U.S. Senator John Cornyn
NPR

Twenty Texans think they could do a better job than U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

 

In his re-election bid, the two-term Republican senator has drawn seven Republicans, five Democrats, four independents, three Libertarians and one Green Party candidate to run for his seat. It is by far the most crowded statewide race in Texas this year.

 

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2014 Elections
4:03 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Abbott, Davis go after the education vote differently

Attorney General Greg Abbott
NPR

 Less than two months before the March 4 primary, Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading Republican candidate for governor, can often be found on the campaign trail discussing an issue other statewide Republican candidates have mostly avoided: an overhaul of public education.

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2014 Elections
3:00 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Turner's declaration could impact GOP primaries

Republican State Rep. Scott Turner
NPR

State Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, recently announced his candidacy for speaker of the House, an election for which will not be held until 2015.

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A&M-Commerce
8:51 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Ralph Hall donates papers to University

Left to right: Andrea Weddle, President Dan R. Jones, Congressman Ralph Hall, Randy VanDeven, Greg Mitchell
Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications

Congressman Ralph Hall finalized the donation of his personal papers and memorabilia to Texas A&M University-Commerce today in a signing ceremony with President Dan R. Jones at the A&M-Commerce at Rockwall facility. 

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