Texas elections

2014 Elections
9:18 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Hundreds cast early votes for primaries

NPR

Tuesday’s start of early voting in Hunt County for the March 4 political party primary elections saw more than 600 ballots cast, one of the busiest first days of primary early voting ever seen locally.

The total ballots received came in a little under the total from two years ago. Given that all of the contested races in Hunt County were included under the Republican Party primary ballot, it was understandable that most of the ballots were for the GOP candidates.

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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
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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Texas Elections and Voting
1:09 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Photo ID now required to vote in Texas

Volunteers check in a voter in Palo Pinto in November 2008.
NPR

If you want to vote in Texas, you'd better bring your photo ID.

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