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Summer 2006 Spring 2006

Fall 2005-Winter 2006

June 2004 July 2004
August 2004 September 2004
October 2004 November 2004
December 2004 January 2005

February 2005 March 2005
Spring 2005 Summer 2005

White Keeps Pace with Top GOP
Rivals Despite Federal Restraints

Three Candidates Tripped Up
By State Ban on Dual Races

Green Party Texas Revival Could
Hurt Democrats in Close Contests

Perry's Rivals Take Turns Firing
Shots at Him in First GOP Debate

Craddick Loyalist Defends Straus
Decision on Chief of Staff Choice

Senate Race Thrown into Chaos
as Averitt Drops Re-Election Bid

Top Texas House Primary Races
Have Major Entertainment Value

Chief of Staff Selection Sparks
Speculation on Speaker's Race

Swinford Backs Leal in HD 87
Partly Because He's Not Lawyer

Straus Elevates Parliamentarian
to Job as Chef of Staff at Capitol

Incoming GOP Chair is Divorce
Lawyer for Recruited Candidate

Ex-Football Hero in Texas Tech
Furor Weighs U.S. Senate Bid

KBH Polls Show Two-Point Lead
that Could Be Good News or Bad

GOP Has Twice as Many Shots
at Takeovers in State House Bids

GOP Sees Big Boost in Congress
and Legislative Hopefuls in Texas

Dems Fired Up By 11th-Hour Bids
But GOP Sees More Opportunities

House Dems on Defensive in Fall
But GOP Has More Primary Fights

Consultant's Death Sends Shock
Waves through Political Circles

Ex-Legislator Who Moonlights
as Actor Files Land Boss Bid

Democrats May Have Last-Minute
Replacement in U.S. House Race

Top 10 Texas Political News
Stories of the Year Goneby

Ex-Mayor Who's Backed Medina
and Paul Sets Sights on Merritt

Attorney Launches House Bid
with Critical Assist from FedEx

Leal and Larson Move Swiftly
as Early Favorites in House Bids

Madden Dodges Bullet as Cole
Cancels GOP Primary Rematch

Larson and Rowe on Early List
of Potential HD 122 Contenders

Supporting Role in Gov's Race
Could Be Factor in House Bid

Corte Joins List of Ex-Craddick
Loyalists Who Won't Be Back

Ex-Mayor Who's Been Frequent
Perry Appointees Launches Bid

Ronnie Earle Battled Insomnia
While Weighing Statewide Bid

Veteran West Texas Lawmaker
Won't Seek Re-Election in 2010

Plea Bargain Document Gives
Hodge Critics More Ammunition

Law Enforcement Commissioner
Joins List of Hopson Challengers

Lawmaker's Wife Mentioned
as Possible Successor in House

Dem Drops Out of Targeted Race
and Offers Contribution Refunds

Opening Shots Already Fired
in Pair of House Primary Fights

Shami Backs Up Vow to Spend
Big on Race with Strategy Team

National Republicans Have High
Hopes for Latest CD 17 Candidate

Ex-Travis DA Emerges as Surprise
Candidate in Lt. Governor's Race

Newsweek Predicts White Win
over Perry in Governor's Race

Isett Surprise Sparks Speculation
on Potential HD 84 Replacements

Miles Bounces Back for 3rd Shot
at Dem He Ousted in First Fight

Strayhorn Explores Race for Old
Job as Party Leader Weighs Bid

Kinky Camp Points to Cattle Herd
as Evidence of Eligibility for Race

Friedman Faces Eligibility Test
in State Farm Chief Campaign

Rose Attracts First Primary Foe
as Water Regulator Enters Race

Kinky Vs. Hank Has Entertainment
Potential Like 1982 Ag Chief Race

Karl Rove Emerges as Informal
Strategist on Texas House Races

House Challenger on Mission
to Reform Top 10 Percent Law

State Senate Dems Back Sharp
with White Out of Competition

SA Mayor's Twin Brother Courted
for Possible Statewide Campaign

Kinky Might Hope for Alliance
with White in Down-Ballot Role

Hodge Plays Catch Up as House
Colleagues Rally Behind Bid

Democrat Warns of Racial Tactics
in Group's House Recruiting Drive

Medina Spot Takes Aim at Both
Foes Despite KBH Debate Appeal

Shami Vows to Spend Whatever
it Takes to Win Governor's Race

Perry Moves Swiftly to Capitalize
on KBH Belated Remap Support

Dewhurst Sidesteps Press Traps
on Governor and Senate Races

Democrat Making Movie Debut
During House Re-Election Race

GOP Primary Field Has Wealth
of Capitol Experience in HD 52

Democratic Legislator May Seek
Promotion to Statewide Position

High-Level SA Republicans Unite
in Races for Congress and Senate

Dems Pin Hopes on Councilman
in House Race in GOP Territory

White's Gubernatorial Launch
Has Instant Down-Ballot Effect

GOP Chair Reiterates Neutrality
Pledge and Denies Breaking It

Bius Vows to Keep Senate Bid
Alive Despite Ogden About-Face

State GOP Slams White in Video
as KBH Quotes Perry in New Ad

Iraq War Vet Who Challenged
Edwards Launches House Bid

KBH Wavering Takes Texas GOP
into Uncharted Territory in 2010

GOP Doesn't Want DeLay Case
Replay in KBH Resignation Wake

Bius Keeps Senate Bid on Track
as Speculation on Ogden Swirls

Legislators and Ex-Statewide
Officials Back Dem's RRC Bid

Conservative Group Backs Perry
in GOP Primary Fight with KBH

GOP Consultant's Wife Takes Aim
at House Seat Held by Democrat

Gattis Bows Out of Senate Race
and Says Ogden Will Run Again

Hobby and Lampson Courted
for Statewide Battles in 2010

KBH Accuses Perry of Personal
Attacks while Calling Him Liberal

Longshots Could Swing Primary
Without Any Chance at Winning

Almost 70 Percent of GOP Voters
Say KBH Shouldn't Oppose Perry

Comb Dares Democrats to Field
Challenger for Re-Election Race

GOP Challengers Taking Aim
at Tarrant County Incumbents

Republican Draws First Primary
Foe as Doctor Enters House Rac

White Confirms that He Might
Run for Governor Next Year

Schieffer Quitting Governor Race
and Backing Bill White Instead

Richard Claims Frontrunner Role
Despite Attacks in House Battle

Rock Record Revival is Blast
from Past for Austin Consultant

White Switch Speculation Grows
as New Democrat Names Surface

GOP More Optimistic than Ever
about Major Texas House Gains

TMA Calls Measure Bad Medicine
as Coleman Rips Texas Senators

Shapiro Filing for Re-Election But
Keeping U.S. Senate Hopes Alive

Ex-Prosecutor Seeks House Seat
that's High on GOP's Target List

Heflin Rejects GOP Overtures
as Landtroop Eyes Comeback

Republican Launches House Bid
in Wake of Council Resignation

Speculation Persists on Perry
as A&M President Possibility

Madden Touts Reform Package
that GOP Foe Assailed in 2008

Brown Launches Re-Election Bid
in Face of Primary Opposition

Democrat in AG's Race Hopes
to Capitalize on GOP Disarray

Ex-Lawmaker with Colorful Past
Launches State High Court Race

ART Plans to Pump Record Sum
into 2010 Texas Political Races

Ex-Congressional Contender
Leaning Toward House Race

Plano Businessman Gets Jump
on Field in Texas House Race

Strake Sees Dire Consequences
for GOP if KBH Runs for Governor

McCall's Surprise Decision Sparks
Speculation on Council Member

High-Level Republicans Roll Out
Red Carpet for Ex-Dem Hopson

KBH Cancels Plan to Step Down
Before Primary Battle with Perry

Perry Up By 11 Points over KBH
in Latest Poll on Governor's Race

Conservative Group Targets 11
House Dems in Recruiting Push

Ex-Lawmaker's Name Surfaces
as Possible House Challenger

Speculation Builds on Possible
Retirement by House Republican

Brown Draws Another Primary
Foe as Ex-Judge Enters Race

Hopson Scores Endorsements
as GOP Primary Foe Emerges

Challenger Comes Out Swinging
in Bid to Oust House Republican

Ex-Texas GOP Leader Backing
Challenger in State Chair Race

Texas Republicans in Congress
Face Record Primary Opposition

Edwards Can't Elude GOP Wrath
Despite No Vote on Health Plan

Councilman Eyes Primary Fight
with Incumbent House Democrat

Rodriguez Gives Up Local Post
and Enters Race for State Senate

Hopson Accused of Donor Deceit
while Conservatives Suspicious

East Texas Lawmaker Converts
from Democratic Party to GOP

Sessions Under Fire for NY Loss
with Foes on Both Sides in 2010

Perry Offers State's Assistance
in Wake of Fort Hood Rampage

Republican Pair Poised to Seek
Shot at Freshman House Dem

State GOP Chair Says SE Texas
Party Switches are Sign of Trend

Ex-Tribal Leader Weighs Race
for El Paso State Senate Seat

South Texas Senators Endorse
Sharp in Battle for U.S. Senate

Gilbert Outraged by Last Place
Showing in Governors Race Poll

Perry Holds Sizeable Lead in Poll
while Friedman Leads Democrats

Former Mayor Cancels Plans
for House Race in East Texas

Challenger Hopes to Have Party
Establishment for House Race

Dallas DA Backs Dem Challenger
in Race Against House Incumbent

Ex-SREC Member Launches Bid
to Replace Cathie Adams on RNC

Democrats Seek to Portray New
GOP Chair as Radical Extremist

Downtown Developer Seeks
Texas House Seat in Austin

Branch Reveals Re-Election Plans
after Seriously Weighing AG Bid

Perry Backs Third-Party Hopeful
over Republican in NY Contest

Legendary Ball Player Pitches
Support to Williams Senate Bid

KBH Scores Cheney's Support
in Primary Battle for Governor

Gilbert Opens Fire on Field
and Media with New Web Site

El Paso Attorney Sets Sights
on Seat Held by House Dem

House Democratic Leader Says
GOP in Economic Fantasyland

Adams Claims State GOP Chair
Post in Emergency SREC Vote

Cathie Adams Appears to Have
Inside Track in State Chair Vote

Texas U.S. Senate Candidates
Raise $14 Million Combined

Watchdogs Seek Federal Probe
into Dems' Allegations on Bohac

Lawmakers Counter Opposition
to Property Appraisal Proposals

GOP Chair Hopeful on Defensive
over Tort Reform Measure Fight

El Paso House Democrat Won't
Run for State Senate Vacancy

GOP Chair Takes Aim at Homer
in East Texas House Campaign

Gonzales Gets Boost When GOP
Rival Drops Out of Primary Race

Bius Unveils First Radio Spot
in Campaign for State Senate

Former GOP Lawmaker Weighs
State Senate Race as Democrat

Shapleigh Rules Out Re-Election
Bid But Could Run for Governor

Bius Launches Senate Campaign
with Broadside at Top GOP Rival

Former Longhorns Football Star
Eyes Possible State House Race

Republican Sets Sights on Seat
that's High on GOP Target List

Candidates Keep Chugging Along
Despite Change in KBH Planning

White Raises $1.5 Million More
for U.S. Senate Race War Chest

New Study Shows More GOP
Opportunities in House Races

KBH Resignation Uncertainty
Fuels Talk on Gov Race Switch

Hutchison Suggests Timetable
for Early Resignation in Limbo

Hutchison Goes on Offensive
to Spotlight Missteps by Perry

El Paso Activist Enters Battle
for State GOP Leadership Post

Democratic U.S. Senate Rivals
Tout African-American Support

Perry Draws South Texas Heat
with Supreme Court Decision

Perry and KBH War of Words Hits
Record Levels with Latest Attacks

25 Qualify for Champions Status
on Business Group's Scorecard

Judge Who Walked Across Texas
Running Again for Highest Court

Staples Leads Prop. 11 Charge
with New Political Action Group

Van de Putte Backing Sharp
in Campaign for U.S. Senate

Hegar Promoted to Sunset Chair
as Dewhurst Adds Three to Panel

Schieffer Lands Endorsements
from South Texas Legislators

Ex-Suburban Council Member
Kicks Off Race for State House

Ex-SREC Member Joins Battle
for State GOP Chair Opening

Ryan Gets Boost from Staubach
in Possible Bid for HD 108 Seat

Cathie Adams Moves Swiftly
with Bid for State GOP Chair

Cleburne Mayor Takes Aim
at Texas House Republican

KBH Tries to Upstage Governor
on Norquist Tax Pledge Signing

Lawyer with Falwell Ties Weighs
Race as Brown Draws GOP Foe

Targeted Republican Teams Up
with Dewhurst for Austin Event

Perry Getting Help from Norquist
Amid Tax Hike Restriction Push

Perry Camp Blames Problems
with Online Event on Sabotage

GOP Launches New Web Site
as Part of State Online Network

Georgetown Surgeon Joins GOP
Fight for Open State House Seat

Dallas Lawyer Touts Fundraising
Success in Texas House Contest

House Republican Draws Primary
Foe with Investment Firm Owner

State GOP Chair Stepping Down
to Be Senior Advisor for Perry

Ex-Tech Star Turns to Legislator
for Advice in NFL Holdout Talks

Straus Hits the Road to Help
House Colleagues Raise Cash

Robert Eckels Name Surfaces
as Possible Candidate for AG

Gilbert Accuses Democratic Rival
of Piracy on Education Proposal

Eppstein Associate Leaves Firm
for Position in Hutchison Camp

Governor Steps Up Opposition
to Federal Cap and Trade Bill

Cruz Scores Support from SREC
Majority in Attorney General Bid

Dewhurst to be Featured Guest
at Fundraiser for House Hopeful

White Camp Says Dem Rival
Behind LULAC Advisor's Letter

Poll Finds KBH Edging Ahead
of Perry in GOP Primary Battle

Texas Dems Launch Web Site
as GOP Plans State Office Move

Consultant Whose Hiring at TLC
Sparked Furor Enters House Race

Lubbock Lawyer Takes Aim
at Veteran House Republican

Williams Adds More Sports Stars
to Supporter List for Senate Bid

Democrat Farabee Rules Out
State House Re-Election Race

LULAC Calls on Houston Mayor
to Drop Support for Agreement

Flores Joins List of Lawmakers
Who Aren't Seeking Re-Election

Republican Takes Aim at Heflin
in Targeted West Texas District

Handful of Republicans Battle
for Shot at Freshman Democrat

Charlie Wilson Throws Support
to White in U.S. Senate Battle

Dewhurst Promotes High Ranking
Aides to Top Staff Jobs at Capitol

Gattis Confirms State Senate Bid
as Ogden Considers CD 17 Race

Ex-Houston Council Member
Joining Battle for House Seat

DNC Leader Promises Support
for Texas Dems in 2010 Races

Carona Backing Harper-Brown
Despite Local Tax Fight Fallout

Ex-East Texas House Candidate
Exploring State Senate Contest

Dewhurst Announces Re-Election
Bid Despite Senate Speculation

Abbott Touts Accomplishments
Without Sign on Plans for 2010

Ogden Giving Up Senate Seat
in Move Assuring Domino Effect

Republican Takes Aim at Seat
that Dem Wrestled Away in 2008

Austin Restaurant Celebrity Joins
Battle for Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor Announces
New Campaign Committee Staff

GOP Gubernatorial Rivals Offer
Conflicting Views on State's State

Democrat Predicts Win in Uphill
Bid to Unseat Veteran Swinford

Legislator Suggests Speech May
Be Aimed to Make Obama Idol

Legislator Angered Over Latest
Threat from Death Row Inmate

Perry Scores Key Endorsements
But Takes Shot on UT Decision

Radio Interview with Governor
Sparks Speculation on Patrick

Kinky Seeks Dem Nomination
Without Apologies for 2006 Bid

Asian Group Blasts Legislator
over Name Remarks in New Ad

Legislator Predicts Relationship
with Donor Won't Hurt Campaign

Texas Realtors Group Names
New Political Affairs Director

Gilbert Confirms Governor's Bid
and Sets Six-Figure Cash Target

TML Questions Whether Open
Meetings Act is Constitutional

Abbott Goes to Court to Defend
the State's Open Meetings Law

Hutchisons Report Three Times
More Income than Perry Couple

Schieffer Scores Endorsements
from Key Democratic Lawmakers

Ex-Farm Chief Candidate Plans
Campaign for Governor in 2010

Texas Association of Counties
Honors Three State Legislators

Hale Leaving Speaker's Office
to Join Private Consulting Shop

RRC Leader Lands Gingrich
Endorsement for U.S. Senate

Doctor Could Complicate Fight
as the First Hispanic Candidate

Ex-Houston Council Member
Gearing for State House Race

Tarrant County District Judge
Sets Sights on High Court Seat

Vela Hopes to Be First Hispanic
Republican Woman on Court

Brister Plans to Resign Early
from State's Highest Bench

Watson Rules Out Governor's Bid
and Announces for Re-Election

Humble School Leader Planning
to Seek Open State House Seat

Conservative Movement Sparks
GOP Challenges in House Races

Kuempel Not Letting Heart Attack Be Roadblock to Re-Election Bid

Brown Seeking Re-Election Amid
Opposition from Asian-Americans

Sharp Wants GOP U.S. Senators
to Help Pull Plug on Bank Bailout

Patrick Plans Re-Election Bid
Without Ruling Out U.S. Senate

Cruz Plans to Stay in AG Battle
Even if SC Justice Enters Race

Would Cruz Run for High Court
if Wainwright Joins AG's Race?

Cruz Wins Support from TFRW
Leaders for Attorney General Bid

Rocket Man: DNC Invited to Help
Mayor White Put Bid into Orbit

GOP Pair and Several Democrats
Weigh Bids for Crabb House Seat

RRC Leader Calls on Dem Rivals
to Denounce White House Tactics

White House Estimates 5.5 Million
Texans Would Benefit from Plan

Schieffer Blasts Kay Hutchison
for Voting Against Sotomayor

Republican State Senator Hires
Veteran Journalist Janet Elliott

New Web Site Touts Kirk Watson
as Dems' Best Bet for Governor

The $100,000 Club: 34 Top Texas
Donors Spend $6.2 Million in 2009

Almost Three Dozen Legislators
Score Perfect on Environment

Former Education Secretaries
Back Shapiro for U.S. Senate

Frost Sees White as Dems' Top
Contender in U.S. Senate Race

TAB Boss Assails School Chief
on Dropout Employment Ban

KBH Resignation Talk Sparks
Speculation on Dallas Mayor

State GOP Takes Aim at Three
Blue Dog Dems on Health Care

Hutchison Says She Plans to Quit
Senate in October or November

U.S. House Republicans Have
More Cash Despite Raising Less

Hutchison Confirms Opposition
to Obama's High Court Nominee

Eagle Forum Issues Biennial
Scorecard for State Legislators

Galveston Democrat Tops
Honor Roll for Texas Watch

Sharp Wants White to Drop Ties
to Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Sharp Wants White to Drop Ties
to Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Schieffer Seeks to Shore Up
Democratic Party Credentials

White Takes Fundraising Lead
as Sharp Gives Some Cash Back

Democrats Blast Perry in Light
of Report on Stimulus Reliance

New Group Buys Texas Weekly
and Hires Handful of Reporters

Democratic PACs Raise More
Cash than GOP Rival Groups

Lawmaker Released on Personal
Recognizance Bond on Charges

Senate Dems Raise and Spend
More on Average than the R's

Flores Indictment Sparks Talk
about South Texas House Race

Texas House Republicans Take
Cash Lead But There's a Catch

Texas House Hopefuls Grab Early
Cash Advantage over Incumbents

Roger Williams Moves to Front
of GOP Pack in U.S. Senate Cash

White Pumps Almost $2 Million
More into U.S. Senate War Chest

Abbott Has Largest Surplus of All
Elected Officials at State Level

Karen Hughes and Johnson Join
GOP Speaker's Campaign Team

Tom Schieffer Raises Almost
$800,000 for Gubernatorial Bid

Harris Dem Commissioners Back
Sharp in U.S. Senate Campaign

Straus Has $1.2 Million in Bank
and Support of Most Colleagues

KBH Rounds Up Almost $7 Million
and Plans August Announcement

Perry Turns to Conservative Wing
for State Education Board Chair

Harper-Brown Ends Speculation
by Announcing Re-Election Bid

Perry Tops KBH in Texas Poll
as Ex-Rivals Lead Senate Pack

Perry Raises Record $4.2 Million
in Nine Days after Session Ends

Democrats Launch Fundraising
Drive in House Majority Quest

Lawmaker Lands Endorsements
from 3 More Senate Colleagues

Texas AG and 32 Counterparts
Ask SC to Hear Gun Challenge

Lawmaker Raises Big Bucks
for Possible Statewide Race

Texas Farm Bureau PAC Backs
State Comptroller and Ag Chief

Berman Drops Gubernatorial Bid
and Swaps Support with Perry

Draft Ronnie: Ex-District Attorney
for Gov Campaign Gains Steam

Legislators Go Two for Three
in Shortest Session in 22 Years

House OKs Safety Net and Bonds
with CDA Plan on Life Support

Ogden Says CDAs Lack Support
in Senate Finance Committee

CDAs Could Be DOA at Capitol
as Special Session Convenes

Senator Vows Local Control
Emphasis in Toll Road Plan

Potential Watson Statewide Bid
Sparks Scrambling for Senate

Texas 2010 Ballot Could Feature
Record Number of Rematches

Speaker Maps House Timetable
for Special Session This Week

Perry Voices Strong Opposition
to Cap and Trade Energy Plan

Perry Says Voter ID Won't Be
Issue in Brief Special Session

Overriding Question: Can Vetoes
Be Challenged in Special?

GOPAC Launches Texas Effort
with Goal of $4 Million Minimum

Schieffer Kicks Off Campaign
to Convince Dems He Can Win

75 Texas House Members Urge
Perry to Place CHIP on Agenda

Ex-Ambassador Tony Garza
Joins ViaNovo and Law Firm

Van de Putte Launches Bid
to Draft Watson for Gov Race

Veteran Journalist Wayne Slater
Recovering from Heart Surgery

Democrats Say Court Ruling Will
Impact Redistricting and Voter ID

Perry Shoots Down More Bills
Sponsored by Dems with Vetoes

Key Democrat Rips Perry Vetoes
on Ethics and Rural Doctor Bills

Governor Vetoes 34 More Bills
that State Legislators Approved

Governor Slashes State Budget
$289 Million with Line-Item Veto

Governor Enlists Ray Sullivan
for Chief of Staff Job at Capitol

GOP Launches Team Effort
to Focus on House Battlefield

Jones Campaign Says She's Not
Pulling Out of U.S. Senate Race

Sharp Rips White on Immigration
and Fundraising Event for DeLay

Governor Perry Makes Tax Slice
for Texas Small Business Official

Annie's List Touts Matching Offer
on Cash for House Challengers

Patriot Group Unveils New Tool
for Legislative Communications

Ag Groups and Farm Chief Want
Eminent Domain in Special Call

Speculation Builds on Members
Who Might Not Be Back in 2011

Eissler Flattered By Rumor But
Suggests It's Post-Session Fiction

Perry Finds Humor in Pain and
Sees Special Session Consensus

Legislators Post Higher Scores
on Conservative Report Card

Perry Bouncing Back to Busy
Schedule after Bike Mishap

Republicans Pass More Bills
as Carona and Hegar Top Field

Special Session Timing Crucial
to Perry Re-Election Bid Hopes

Republicans Pass More Bills
as Carona and Hegar Top Field

Ex-Legislative Council Director
Explores Possible House Race

Straus Rounds Up 106 Signed
Pledges for Re-Election Bid

Dallas Lawyer Seeks Seat Held
by Lawmaker Under Indictment

Schieffer Unveils Leadership
Team Chairs for Governor Bid

Former Tyler Mayor Launches Bid for Berman's House Seat

Governor Caught in Crossfire
as Groups Rally Behind Bill

KBH and RP Get Near Identical
Marks from GOP Conservatives

GOP Activists Push for Veto
on Electronic Textbooks Bill

Combs Launches Re-Election Bid
as Democrats Vow to Oppose Her

State GOP Kicks Off Campaign
to Win More Posts at Local Level

Democrats Cite Session Failures
as Perry Points to Achievements

Straus Confident on Re-Election
But Won't Oppose Dem Members

Speaker Disputes Crisis Warnings
Amid March Session Speculation

Legislature Closes on Bad Note
with Big Agencies Still in Limbo

Trial Lawyers and Democrats
Could Win Even if CHIP Fails

Lawmakers Scramble to Rescue
Safety Net and CHIP on Final Day

Hegar Accuses Senate Colleague
of Personal Attacks and Distortion

Carona Vows Filibuster on Bill
Amid Allegations of Bad Faith

CHIP Bill May Get New Lease
on Life Before Session Ends

Legislators Close to Final Deals
on Windstorm and Safety Net

TxDOT Sunset Conferees Scrap
Local Option Gas Tax Proposal

House Reserves Room in Sunset
Safety Net for Insurance Agency

Perry Sends Signals on Possible
Opposition to Local Tax Option

Governor Voices Opposition
to Senate-Revived CHIP Plan

Time Stands Still as Senate
Revives Windstorm Measure

Dewhurst Comments on Voter ID
Timing Hit Nerve with Speaker

Budget Negotiators Strike Deal
with Slightly Higher Price Tag

Bill Resurrection Move by Dems
Has House Republicans Nervous

GOP Gets Consolation Prize
if Insurance Sunset Bill Dies

Straus Rips Dems Stalling Ploy
as Hypocritical and Abusive

GOP Gives Glimpse at Target
List for Dems in Voter ID Alert

Senator Appeals to Dewhurst
for Veto Override Plan Vote

House Dems Worried Pet Bills
Will Fall Victim to Delay Tactics

Republicans View House Dems
as Flight Risks in Voter ID War

GOP Sees Dems' Stalling Ploy
as Prime Political Ammunition

Dems Ponder Move to Send Bill
Back to Committee in Protest

Senator Appeals to Dewhurst
for Veto Override Plan Vote

House Might Vote on Substitute
Instead of Senate Voter ID Plan

Dewhurst Proposal Clears House
Committee after TRS Removed

States Rights Effort Born Again
as Sponsor Vows Uphill Fight

Insurance Agency Sunset Debate
Could Be Tort Reform Battlefield

White Predicts U.S. Senate Win
Amid Comparisons to Obama

Belated Opposition Threatens
to Undermine Dewhurst Plan

Gambling Foes Declare Cautious
Victory But Warn Fight's Not Over

Texas Legislature's Pace Slows
or Picks Up Depending on Gauge

Small Business Tax Cut Backers
Appeal to Dewhurst and Senate

Kuempel Absence Effect on Bill
Similar to 2007 Saga in Senate

Smokeless Tax Boost Faces
Uncertain Fate in State Senate

Legislator in Induced Coma
after Apparent Heart Attack

Transportation Funding Bills
Spark Conservative Protests

AT&T Backs Off Push to Kill
State Budget Redlining Rider

Kinky Seeks to Build Credibility
with Big Name Advisors for Bid

House Panel Backs Voter ID Bill
with a Couple of Surprise Twists

Perry Weighs Fate of 65 Bills
as Deadlines Start to Kick In

Colonia Measure is Family
Affair for Father-Son Team

House Braces for Voter ID Fight
as Compromise Effort Fizzles

Democrats Appeal to Straus
for Intervention on Voter ID

Perry Poll Shows KBH Lead
Shrinking in Governor's Race

GOP Seizes on Furor with Ad
Attack on Dunnam and Lawyers

House Kills Proposal to Shrink
Texas Railroad Commission

Dunnam Says Committee Has
Time to Fix Measure He Killed

Police Group Wants Apology
on Bill-Killing Point of Order

Republicans Say Compromise
Not Needed to Win Dem Votes

Budget Conference Committee
Features Lack of Experience

GOP Caucus Calls On Voter ID
Sponsor to Resist Compromise

Specter Party Switch Sparks
Speculation on Texas Race

Williams Wins Sheriffs Support
in Battle for U.S. Senate Seat

GOP Welcomes Biden to Texas
with Competition for Best Gaffe

Capitol Reporters Claim High
Honors from Managing Editors

Perry Signs Film Incentive Bill
Amid Some Concerns on Feud

Governor Lands Starring Role
at Obama Critical Review Event

Tort Reform Backers Hope House
Panel is Final Stop for Measure

House Backs Diversity Analysis
for Cable and Telecom Rivals

Dems Lift Two-Thirds Blockade
Before Voting No on Sunset Bill

Sharp Offers Fighting Words
on Secession in Campaign Ad

House Dems and Straus GOP
Allies Take Aim at TLC Boss

House Backs Budget with First
Unanimous Vote in Eight Years

Governors Budget Under Attack
During House Spending Debate

Senate Backs Jobless Funds Bill
Despite Governor's Objections

Washington Bashing Could Be
Perry's Springboard to Ticket

RRC Leader Unveils Big Name
Support List for U.S. Senate Bid

Tea Parties Spark War of Words
Between Texas GOP and Dems

Dems Use Asian Name Remarks
as New Ammunition on Voter ID

Washington Bashing Could Be
Perry's Springboard to Ticket

House Uncertain: More at Stake
than Money in State Budget Fight

Kinky Eyes Comeback as Dem
with Exploratory Bid for 2010

Poll Points to Possible Rematch
Between Dewhurst and Sharp

Say What? Top Ten Quotes
of the Week at State Capitol

Coalition Could Be Crumbling
in Bad Sign for Gambling Push

Granger Backs Roger Williams
in Battle for U.S. Senate Seat

House Dem Leader Joins Hunt
for GOP Counterpart's Accusers

House Panel Backs Budget Plan
that Could Be Voter ID Leverage

House Conservatives Say They'd
Have Votes to Protect Perry Veto

Senate Backs Toll Road Reforms
while Extending Existing Deals

Texas Doctors Gear for Capitol
Health Insurance Reform Blitz

The Envelope Please - Texas
Consultants Win Pollie Awards

Ex-Capitol Reporter Signs On
as Spokesman for Schieffer

Senate OK's $182 Billion Budget
with Federal Stimulus Infusion

House Backs Move to Allow
Special Sessions on Vetoes

Lawmaker Pushed to Reform
Funds Before A&M Grant Furor

Conservatives Want Lawmakers
to Stay Out of Rainy Day Fund

Lawmakers Support Flexibility
in Use of Textbook Allotment

Dems Weigh Budget Roadblocks
Amid Warnings on Voter ID Deal

Capitol Press Corps Unraveling
Amid Newspaper Industry Woes

A&M Has Been Top Beneficiary
of College Research ETF Money

Special Session Veto Override
Measure Gains Steam at Capitol

House Backs Enterprise Fund
Bill Amid A&M Grant Fallout

Death Penalty Ban that Perry
Vetoed Revived in Legislature

House Could Be on Collision
Course on Stimulus Spending

KBH Hits Governor on Stimulus
and Credit Taking on Economy

Texas House Off to Slower Start
Amid Transition in Leadership

AP Reveals Dems' Revival Plan
and Big Donor Strategy Session

Texas House Off to Slower Start
Amid Transition in Leadership

Hernandez and Veasey Tapped
to Help Lead HDCC 2010 Efforts

Dems Push CHIP Boost on Issue
that Could Be Hot in Campaigns

GOP Senator Wins Bipartisan
Support for Business Tax Cut

Straus Starts Work on Strategy
to Help House Handle Voter ID

Senate Backs Voter ID Measure
that Faces Uncertain House Fate

Senate Dems Seek Fast Track
for Stimulus Funds Resolution

Dems Busiest as Legislators File
Record Number of Bills in 2009

UT Poll Shows Hutchison Lead
Smaller in Battle for Governor

State Employees Fear Backlash
in Bid for Pay Hike in Session

GOP Lawmakers' Alternative
Stimulus Plan Gains Steam

Stimulus Panel Wants House
to Defy Perry on Jobless Funds

Governor Throws Up Roadblock
to Stimulus Unemployment Cash

Lawmakers Seek Solution
on Unemployment Funding

House Democrat Says Abbott
Absence Reinforces Proposal

Senate Committee OKs Voter ID
Bill 20-12 after Marathon Hearing

Dems See Hearing as Message
Vehicle to Help Kill Bill in House

New Energy Efficiency Venture
Draws Praise from Legislators

Senate Dems May Switch Roles
as Proactive Tactic on Voter ID

Highway Commissioner Draws
Fire for Comments at Meeting

Lawmakers Want to Overhaul
School Accountability System

State Parties Shoot for Strength
in Numbers at Voter ID Hearing

Perry Backs Film Industry Funds
Despite Conservative Criticism

Dems Accuse Perry of Playing
Politics with Stimulus Money

Ex-Bush Partner Launches
Exploratory Bid for Governor

Senator Blasts Pay Hike Push
for Boss at Embattled Agency

Ex-Lawmaker Cleared in Ethics
Case in Real Estate Controversy

Democrats Want Perry to Tag
Jobless Insurance Emergency

State and Federal Lawmakers
Push Stimulus Watchdog Ideas

Poll Shows Sharp and White
with Similar Support for Race

Stimulus Challenge Raises
Specter of Special Session

Straus Ties to Gambling Spark
Speculation on Dem Payback

Contradictory Polls Suggest
Gambling Forces Still Rivals

Cornyn Uses AG as Bait to Lure
Dewhurst into U.S. Senate Race

Investor Gave TDP $100,000
while Donating to Both Sides

Veteran Strategists Team Up
for New Consulting Venture

Dunnam and Farrar Share Duties
as Taylor Elected GOP Chairman

Hutchison Briefing Lawmakers
on Plans for Governor's Race

House Democrat Launches Push
to Revive Indian Casino Games

Democratic Group Blasts Straus
House Committee Assignments

GOP Has Majority on Two-Thirds
of House Standing Committees

Capitol Reporter Leaving Paper
for Job at Susan Combs' Shop

Eiland Named Speaker Pro Tem
as Straus Allies Score Key Posts

Dems Could Have Shot at Up
to 16 House Committee Chairs

Senator Hopes to Revive TPR
as Sharp Eyed for Federal Effort

Straus Taps Former Strayhorn
Deputy as New General Counsel

Potential Obama Appointments
Spark Speculation on Openings

Perry and Dems Blast Senator
for Missing Votes on Stimulus

Eppstein Group Restructuring
Spawns Four Separate Firms

UTIMCO Boss Who Quit Abruptly
Has Been Major Political Donor

New Speaker Assembling Staff
with Streamlining Goal in Mind

Racing Interests Tout Potential
Windfall from Slot Machines

Legislators Rally Behind Push
to Stimulate Texas Film Industry

Legislative Leaders Ask State
Agencies to Reduce Spending

Texas Consultants Play Key
Part in RNC Chair's Election

Dewhurst Creates Three New
Standing State Senate Panels

Texas House Approves Rules
with Only One Dissenting Vote

Key Democrats Offer Unflattering
Reviews on Perry State of State

Governor Says State Can Use
Economic Woes as Springboard

House Rules Package Calls
for Committee Consolidation

White Ad in African-American
Publication Raises Eyebrows

Dewhurst Says Lawmakers Must
Find Money for Certain Priorities

TAB Enlists Ex-Bush Adviser
for Education Lobbying Push

Dewhurst Says Senate Budget
Would Boost Spending Barely

Statewide Officials Who Weren't
on 2008 Ballot Raise $30 Million

East Texas Lawmaker Eyes
Exploratory Bid for Governor

Senate Republicans Pave Way
for Voter Identification Measure

House Braces for Possible Fight
on Move to Boost Office Budgets

Straus Elected House Speaker
With Unanimous Vote of Support

Regulated Industries' Fate
Uncertain Under Joe Straus

Combs Says Legislature Will
Have $9 Billion Less to Spend

Grim Revenue Forecast Sparks
Debate on State Fiscal Priorities

Early Supporters Could Be in Line
for Top House Committee Posts

Draft Straus Effort Conceived Two
Months Before Incredible Victory

Grim Revenue Forecast Sparks
Debate on State Fiscal Priorities

Legislature Set to Convene
with Key Fights Looming

Straus Enlists Ex-Lawmakers
for Advice During Orientation

Hutchison Rips State Leadership
and Management in New Mailer

Straus Appears Unstoppable
as Rivals End Bids for Speaker

Smithee Vows Pressure-Free
Campaign for House Speaker

Craddick's Out and Smithee's In
while Straus Says He's Winning

Craddick's Out and Smithee's In
while Straus Says He's Winning

Joe Straus Emerges as Top
Challenger in Speaker Race

Conservatives Turn Up Heat
on Anti-Craddick Republicans

Democrat John Sharp Makes
Bid for U.S. Senate Official

Craddick Faces Critical Sales
Pitch with Smithee in Wings

Chisum Challenges Accuracy
of Report on Speaker's Race

Craddick's Camp Says Democrat
Support Stronger than Foes Say

Walker Drops Election Contest
But Vows to Keep Investigating

Some Republicans Don't Like
Idea of Special Senate Election

Huffman Beats Bell in Special
State Senate Runoff Election

Comptroller Scores at Event as
Perry Makes Pitch Before Ban

Houston Mayor and RRC Chair
Enter U.S. Senate Competition

House Speaker Removal Plan
and Elected Bosses Proposed

Heavy Hitters Rally Behind
Huffman in Final Days of Runoff

Sharp Touts Legislators Support
as Republicans Join Senate List

Lobbyist's Death was Surprise
Despite Struggle with Cancer

Speaker's Race Challengers
Start Consolidation Dialogue

State Senate Runoff Foes Spar
on Immigration and Gambling

Special Election Timing Sparks
Debate as Williams Eyes Race

Top Bush Advisers on Senator's
Team for Possible 2010 Battle

Sharp Moves Closer to Senate
Bid as White Ponders Options

GOP Speaker Candidate Calls
for Terry Keel's Resignation

SA Lawmaker's Name Surfaces
in Speaker's Race Speculation

Craddick Foes Fear Institutional
Disadvantage in Speaker's Race

East Texas Democrat Declares
Victory Again after Recount

Runoff Rivals Swap Punches
as Mailer Takes Aim at Bell

Special Texas Vote Could Be
Dems U.S. Senate Springboard

GOP Tops 56 Percent in Races
for Legislature and Congress

Political Warhorse Jim Mattox
Dies in His Speep at Age 65

Solomons Tosses Hat into Ring
of House Speaker Candidates

Democrats Post Big Gains
in Suburban House Districts

House Republicans to Consider
Caucus Rule Changes at Retreat

Keffer Vows to Curtail Lobbyists
Influence in House Speaker Bid

GOP Might Fight Fire with Fire
in Wake of HD 105 Vote Tally

LSP Says Targeting and Cash
Key to Sucess for Democrats

Flores Probe Reports Spark
Special Election Speculation

Candidates with Less Cash Won
Most Seats that Switched Hands

Democrats Victories Spark Wild
Scramble for House Speaker

Craddick Allies Turn Out for Dem
Caucus Summit on Speaker Race

Dems Declare Victory Despite
GOP Success in Statewide Vote

Democrats Gain House Seats
But Fall Short in Majority Quest

Bell and Huffman Head to Runoff
as Dem Beats Senate Incumbent

Speculation on House Upsets
Emerges on Eve of Election

Legislative and Congressional
Race Price Tag Tops $80 Million

Huffman Camp Accuses Rival
of Violating Order on Web Site

Texas House Candidates Airing
Record Amount of TV Advertising

Election Possibilities Spark New
Speculation on Speaker's Race

Dem's Tort Reform Money Could
Help Ensure Senate Runoff Vote

Dems Face Must-Win Situations
to Turn Majority Hopes to Reality

Democrats Tsunami Hopes Spark
What-if Visions for House Battles

Codependent Candidates Make
Coordinated Campaigns Critical

Vo and VuLe Hope to Overcome
McCain's Asian Voter Support

Democrat PACs Round Up More
Summer Cash than GOP Rivals

Longshot Wins Could Give Dems
Shot at Texas Senate Majority

TLR Enters Fray as Sparks Fly
in Special State Senate Battle

Democrats Raise More Cash
for Hottest U.S. House Battles

Perry Taps Top Trouble-Shooter
for Chief of Staff Post at Capitol

Dems Decry Email as Campaign
to Confuse Democratic Voters

New PAC Pours Almost $500,000
into Democratic House Races

Could Bradley Effect Be Factor
in Down-Ballot Races in Texas?

Dems Fare Better in Cash Dash
in Hottest Texas House Races

Women Rank One, Two & Three
in State Senate Money Chase

Candidate Lauds PAC's Push
in Ironic Twist to Senate Race

Challengers Win Local Papers'
Support in Several Key Battles

Republicans Hit Challenger
with Poll and Complaint

Republicans Expect to Use
Dallas Lawyer as Weapon

Lawmakers Join Senate Hopeful
in Call for New Property Values

Sparks Was Capitol Fixture
as Veteran Liquor Lobbyist

Political Damage: Campaigns
with Most to Lose in Ike's Wake

Democrats Sound Warnings
on Negative Campaign Tactics

State Senate Candidates Spar
over Merits of Mayor's Support

Candidates Pull Plug on Events
as U.S. Senate Foes Squabble

Hurricane Response Spawns
Partisan Grumbling in Texas

Bell Takes Lead But Ex-Judge
Says She's Leading Republican

Laffer Gives Texas the Edge
in Bragging Rights on Economy

Democrat Takes Zedler to Task
on Support from House Speaker

DA Gives House Challengers
New Weapon with TAB Case

GOP Challenger Touts Support
from Democrats in House Race

Texans Land Key Speaking Parts
at National Political Conventions

McCain and Cornyn Leading
Democratic Foes in New Polls

Edwards Star Soars as Second
Biggest Winner in VP Derby

Perry Taps Miner and Castle
for Top Communication Jobs

State Leaders Back Highway
Bonds and Funding Authority

Brimer Loses Court Round
But Wins Women Support

Brimer Seeks High Court Ruling
in Bid to Boot Davis from Ballot

Craddick Republican Foes Turn
Out for Fundraiser with Rove

Brimer Loses Supreme Court Round
But Wins Key Support from Women

Senator Seeks High Court Ruling
in Bid to Boot Democrat Off Ballot

Craddick Republican Foes Turn Out
for Fundraiser Featuring Karl Rove

Libertarians Could Swing Balance
in Dozen or More State House Races

Tort Reform Backers Blast Baron
in Wake of Admissions on Affair

Democrats Hopes on House Majority
Fueled by New Fundraising Study

Republicans Foresee House Gains
Despite Optimism among Democrats

Republicans Foresee House
Gains Despite Dems Optimism

House Incumbents Raise Four Times
More and R's War Chests are Bigger

Fourteen Contenders for Congress
Top Seven-Figures in Texas Races

AG and Lawmakers Help Republican
Raise Cash for Special Senate Race

Five Texans Top Seven-Figure Mark
as 31 Spend $19 Million on Politics

Speaker's PAC and Annie's List Post
Big Numbers But TLR Still Leads Pack

Hope Andrade and Eckels Could Be
on Short List for Secretary of State

Ex-Judge Claims Money Advantage
Amid Predictions of Third-Party Attack

New Reports Could Be Crystal Ball
for Statewide Campaigns in 2010

Price Tag Soars in CC House Race
as Four Dozen Join $100,000 Club

Senate Battle Tops $1.5 Million Mark
But Zaffirini Still Individual Leader

House Challenger Flexes Fundraising
Muscle as Campaign Reports Flow In

DPS Director's Retirement Sparks
Speculation on Possible Successor

Who Will House Committee Chairs Be
if Democrats Regain Majority in 2009?

Jay Root Leaving Newspaper Post
for Job as AP Reporter in Austin

Senate Democrats Turn Up the Heat
as Panel Weighs State Agency's Fate

Governor Taps Think Tank Official
to Lead Budget and Policy Division

Branch's LBB Appointment Sparks
Speculation on Musical Chairs Game

Obama Taking Page from Ex-Chair's
Advice with Texas Campaign Plan

TEXPAC Recalls Cornyn Endorsement
in Wake of Vote on Medicaid Measure

Poll Shows England and Wiegman
Tied in Battle for State House Seat

GOP Activist Rips Ex-State Senator
on Resignation and Special Election

Odessa Republican Dies Two Months
after Losing House Re-Election Bid

Statewide Officials and Most Texans
in Congress Had Previous Experience

Local Knowledge: Mayor's Job
Has Been Good Stepping Stone

New Polls Show Brimer Beating
Democrat in State Senate Battle

Local Knowledge: Voters Say No
to Dual Bid to Keep School Post

Ex-Judge Joins Special Election
Fight for Open State Senate Seat

Bill Analysis Operation Revived
as Optional Service for Members

GOP Leaders Face Balancing Act
on McCain and Push for Core Values

Show-Stopping Convention Speech
Sparks Speculation on Senate Race

Benkiser Sails to Re-Election Victory
as Party Vice-Chair Wins by Default

Texas Republicans Find More Cause
for Concern than Usual at Convention

Congressional Candidates Bounce
Back as GOP Lawyers in Court Fight

Key Lawmaker Says Decision Doesn't
Put an End to Concerns on Corridor

White House Nominee's Reform Bill
Cost Texas State Party Some Power

Republicans Battling for Leadership
Posts at State Convention in Houston

Blaze at Texas Governor's Mansion
Prompts Massive Arson Investigation

Obama Victory in Texas Delegate
Count Conjures Visions of Florida

Victory Predictions and Unity Pleas
Don't Defuse Concerns at Convention

Obama Endorsement Sparked Talk
about Fielding Foe for State Chair

Governor Who's Pro-Life Heads
to Texas for Convention Speech

Clinton Could Give Obama Boost
with Hispanics at State Convention

State Party Has Fewer Power Players
Calling the Shots on Major Decisions

Democrats Hope State Convention
is Springboard Without Major Strife

Combs Puts Former Capitol Reporter's
Investigative Skills to Work at Agency

Pollster for Democrats Says Quest
to Keep New Voters Will Cost Money

Democrats and State AG Disagree
on Agreement in Voter Fraud Fight

Houston Donor on Sunset Commission
Was on Road to Recovery before Death

Gambling Raids Spark Speculation
on Campaign Donations from Owner

Lawmaker Seeks Pension Information
as Prosecutors Warn House on Probes

Williams Uses Reverse Psychology
with Warning as GOP Victory Boss

GOP Says Rehab Donation is Fraction
of Garcia Support from Indicted Donor

House Democrat Says He's Been
Wrongly Accused on Celis Cash

Craddick Foe Creates Subcommittee
in Response to Ghost Worker Furor

Ghost Flaps No Competition for Big
Picture Issues in First Power Poll Tie

Democrats Court Bell as Potential
Contender in Special Senate Race

Hutchison Surfaces as Possible
Candidate for UT Chancellor Job

Gingrich and Romney Join Cast
for State Republican Convention

Comptroller Launches New Web Site
as Tool for Economic Development

Legislature Brimming with Possible
Statewide Contenders in Two Years

New Poll Boosts Texas Dems' Hopes
in U.S. Senate and White House Bids

Key Lawmaker Says Perry Put Politics
First with Transportation Appointment

Nueces Republicans Want to Make
House Dems Pay for Celis Donations

Democrat Won't Unilaterally Disarm
Campaign after Foe Rejects Limits

Keel Blasts `Immoral' Political Tactic
in Complaint at State Ethics Agency

House Panel Takes Aim at Property
Taxes that Keep Rising Despite Swap

Speculation Builds on Perry Package
Deal for Transportation Commission

Math Looks Good for Craddick
Barring Takeover by Democrats

Perry Boosts Stock with Re-Election
Plans Even if He Doesn't Run Again

Federal Judge Declares Democrat
Ineligible for Race Against Craddick

Cornyn Posts Goliath Fundraising
Totals as Cash Gap Grows in Race

Texas PAC Cash: Lawyers Cut Rival's
Lead But Pro-GOP Groups Fare Best

Conservative Support and Cash
are Keys to Victory in Runoffs

Craddick Picks Up More Allies
in GOP Primary Runoff Election

Republicans Veer to the Right
in Runoffs for State House Seats

State Tax Rebates Explored Amid
Anticipation on New Business Levy

Talton Gives Would-Be Replacement
a Boost in GOP Runoff in House Race

Primary Fight Heading to Courthouse
Amid Accusations of Tainted Election

Leininger Moves to Sidelines in Runoff
in Light of Button's School Choice Vow

Runoff Contenders Fall Short in Bids
for Support from Opponent They Beat

Runoff Contenders Fall Short in Bids
for Support from Opponent They Beat

Moody Gambles on Contribution Caps
in Race that's Top Target for Dems

House Battle Could End Up in Court
after Miller's Lead Shrinks in Recount

Legislators Fined Record Amounts
Amid Big Jump in Ethics Complaints

Runoffs Defined by Ideological
Lines More than Policy Issues

District Judge Race Has Movie Script
Potential as Charges Fly in Runoff

Dems Win Almost Twice as Many
Votes in Districts with Fall Races

Ex-Judge and Eye Doctor Set Sights
on Special Election for State Senate

Dems Hope to Capitalize on Primary
Fever in Quest to Take House Back

Record Votes Cast in Legislative
Race Despite Down-Ballot Drop Off

House Republican Plans to Seek
Recount Amid Questions on Tally

Macias Loses to Primary Challenger
by 38 Votes after Ballot Hand Count

Craddick Could Come Out Ahead
in Light of Surprise Primary Upsets

House Republican Gets Second Shot
as Runoffs Required in Five Races

King Crowns House Fundraising
as Two Dozen Top $200,000 Mark

Perry and Leininger Share Wealth
as Craddick Foes Get
Cash Boost

House Candidates Raise Millions
for Hottest Primary Showdowns

Candidates Lining Up
for One of Most Exciting Election Seasons Ever

Top 2010 Texas House Takeover Opportunities

Governor's Race Polls

Texas House Cash
Texas Senate Cash
Statewide Cash
U.S. Senate Cash
U.S. House Cash


All-Star Team for Session
Dominated by Moderates
First team has equal number of Dems and Republicans with moderate flavor for session that took center lane approach.

First Team
Honorable Mention

Guest Column: Now
is the Time to Pardon Timothy Cole
Texas lawmaker Ruth Jones McClendon says governor could ease mother's sorrow with stroke of a pen.

Guest Column: Texans Must Hold Insurance Companies Accountable
State Senator Glenn Hegar says insurance rate increases are unacceptable and should be punished.

Chain Reaction: Dominos Might Not Fall if KBH Doesn't Resign Early
2010 could be status quo election if Hutchison waits to see if she wins gov's race before quitting U.S. Senate.

House Power Chart Undergoes Massive Overhaul in 2009
75 House members and and 20 senators with most clout in session.

U.S. Senate Race: Democrats
Swap Accusations

Contributions, loans and cash totals for candidates competing for U.S. Senate post in Texas.

Top 10 Texas House Republican and Democrat Targets in 2010

Targets: Democrats Face Critical Defensive Effort for Freshmen and Others

American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act:
The Texas Impact
Stimulus guide features links to web sites, key players, committees, documents, state agencies and more.

Class of 2009: Newest
Legislators Have Substantial Political Experience

Most of two dozen new lawmakers have held office in past or served as top aides or association leaders.

Two Dem Firms Post Top Scores for General Election
Top strategists win some and lose some but two lead pack.

Republicans Surge Back into Fundraising Lead in Hottest House Battles

Total Fundraising for All House Races with Major Party Contenders

Democrats Could Have Edge in Four of Six Hottest Races
Dems could reclaim majority with wins in seven highest ranked House races.

Texas Political Family Power
Rankings: Clout is Cumulative
When Politics is Hereditary

More than a dozen Texas families have at least two members in elected office, high-level appointed positions or special roles that give them more sway as a team than they have as individuals.


Local Knowledge: Experience Gives Candidates Edge in Bids to Move Up
More candidates in Texas than ever seem to have experience as elected officials on resumes and that gives them advantage but it's no guarantee. Part 1.

Challengers Congress
Legislature Statewide


Democrats Have More to Lose
in Hottest Races But Majority
Not Out of Striking Distance

GOP has more opportunity for gains in most competitive races but Dems could still take House back with right combination.


Primary Election Results
Mix Pain with Gains for Top Consultants in Texas

GOP strategist one of few with no losses but even that could change in wake of election that was bittersweet for most.


Best of the Election: Craddick Fares Well while Button and Sheffield Shine in Runoff
Speaker comes out ahead as House hopefuls, local contender, unique supporting player and others cited for runoff achievments.

Candidate Lists


Best of the Primary Election

Races for Congress and Travis DA Share Common Thread from History as Runoffs to Watch

Central Texas Battle Gets
Brutal and Bitter as Hottest House Runoff Campaign


Links Polls Delegates Schedules

Two New Polls Show Clinton Leading in Texas Primary

Rush Limbaugh Urges Texas Republicans to Vote for Clinton


Capitol Press Expands Tool Box as Papers Adapt to Digital Age
Political scribes go high tech as papers search for key to survival.


Democratic Challenger Flexes Fundraising Muscle in Bid to Unseat Houston Congressman

Craddick Cracks Top Ten
as Six-Figure Donors Spend
$12 Million on 2008 Elections


Cash Flows from Speaker's Friends and Foes in Primary Runoff Battles

House Hopefuls with Most Votes Raise More Cash than Foes for Runoff Competition


Watts Backs House Dem Tied
to Speaker as Leininger and Parent PAC Give Big for Finale

Claytie Helps Craddick Dems

State Senate Fundraising


Texas House Money Leaders: Rose's Fundraising Blossoms as Four Dozen Top $50,000-Plus

Texas Senate Money Leaders: Democrats Take Lead in Cash Quest for Upper Chamber


Primary Fights for Macias, Haggerty and Van Arsdale Move Higher on Hot Race List
Speaker stands to win or lose in most of 17 most competitive House primary battles on election eve.

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