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Veteran lawmaker not holding grudge on lost leadership post after breaking ranks on rule.

Senate Dems Clout Clip Sparks
Outrage among Party Warriors
Democrats hold ground on some major panels but take big overall hit in Patrick shuffle.

Patrick First Chair Picks Feature
Mix of Reward and Punishment
New lite gov replaces farm panel boss with rookie as Dem who broke ranks on rule lands chair.

Combs Plans to Unleash Arsenal
on Republican Solidarity Push

UT Regent Selections Signal
Dramatic Perry Path Departure

Abbott Regent Picks Face Task
of Restoring Calm in Higher Ed

Senate Two-Thirds Rule Dies
Amid Kowtowing Assertions

New Texas Leaders Mix Religion
with Separate Visions on Policy

Armbrister Launches Lobby
Career as Perry Makes Exit

Most Conservatives on Fence
Fall into GOP Speaker's Camp

Rick Perry Does Major U-Turn
in Potential Warm-Up for 2016

Parker Wins Caucus Chief Race
as Only One Who Goes Distance

Hailey's Comment: Senate Dem Trio Reflects Party's Future Keys and Threats
Democrats who survive Patrick partisan downsizing speak volumes about state of party at historic low point.


Dan Patrick Threatens to Steal Thunder with Red Meat Sizzler
at the Texas Inauguration

Texas Inauguration 2015: Rodeo Giving Way to Smooth Sailing as New Era Begins with Abbott

Greg Abbott
Dan Patrick

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Rookie Groups Mirror Business Establishment Battle with Tea Party
Freshmen delegation is tale of two factions in one party that dominates new lawmaker brigade.

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Texas Senate and House Special Election Runoffs Candidate Lineups
Overtime fight card features one two-party battle with internal showdowns in two others in early 2015.


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