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Trump and Texas Session Fuel
Dem Surge in House Contests

Jeopardy wnner, LSU track star, ex-lawmaker's son early entrants in field with record potential.

Straus Allies Draw Primary Foes
as Cain Faces Sain at the Polls

Big-giving TPPF director and black belt preacher in first wave of House conservative challengers.

State Leaders in Tune with GOP
Voters But Not Texans Overall

Republicans get it wrong on two-thirds of key issues despite good read on primary voters.

Poll Shows Bathroom Bill Pitch
Resonating with Conservatives

Push could get special session bump with GOP voter interest up with sharp spike on the hard right.

High Court Could Throw Texas
Map Battle into Major Turmoil

Abbott on the Same Page
with Hardliners with Vetoes

Governor Hits Several Birds
with One Stone with Veto

Abbott Torpedoes 50 Measures
with Water Bills as Big Target

Speaker Rides to Educators
Rescue with Manure Analogy

Texans Rate Trump Almost
as Poorly as Barack Obama

Hailey's Comment: Abbott Bid to Bring Business on Board Could Be Fruitless
Behind the scenes push for summer call support may not fly with corporate forces loyal to defiant House speaker.


Chamber Chiefs Lead
All-Star Team as Regular Session MVPs in 2017

Senate Boss Wrote Script as Control Freak Auteur

Speaker Let House Work
Will with Cover Strategy

Four Price Helen Giddings
Joan Huffman Dan Flynn

Super Majority Class
Clout in Straus House

Texas Senate Patrick
Partisan Power Club

Top Texas House Floor Fighters in 2017 Session


Sabrina Brown Jesse Ancira
Billy Phenix Jessica Oney

Women Rising Amid
Newcomer Flood and
Perry Value Visions

Return from dead as Trump cabinet pick is sidebar to tale of competition explosion.

Hired Gun Lobbyists
Rising Star Lobbyists
Lobby Hall of Fame
gif maker

What special session issue is most ripe for collapse?

Abortion Insurance
Bathroom Bill

Mail Ballot Fraud
Property Tax Relief
School Choice

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