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Springer Camp Hits Luther Below
the Belt in Sex Innuendo Attack

Mud historically deep in Senate fight as famed protester accuses rival's dad of trashy smear campaign.

High Court with Opening Could
Decide Straight Ticket Revival

Dems score brief win with federal judge reverse that sets up appeals snub en route to SCOTUS.

State Senator Denies Link to Suit
in Texas GOP Whodunnit Mystery

Campbell was never involved with vote suppression push amid question of who put her in plaintiff group.

Patrick Ally Trio Take Aim
at Abbott in Early Vote Suit

Senators join legal crusade to block early voting extension with state GOP chair and farm chief.

GOP Firm Finds Biden Up by 4
with Hegar Almost Catching JC

Poll shows Dem with biggest lead here and Cornyn and Mississippi solon in statistical ties.

West Recalls Davy Crockett Plea
But Omits Alamo Slavery Links

GOP chair reveals that battle star spoke to him at statue in missive on Spartans drubbing by Persia.

Luther and Fallon Clash at Event
as Springer Mingles Despite Test

GOP senator depicts novice candidate as one-trick pony as rival campaigns after wife positive for virus.

Luther Fuels Ups with $1 Million
Boost for Well-Oiled Campaign

Empower Texans financier loans cash to lockdown rebel as hard right fans decry Springer ties to Ryan.

GOP Boss Condemns SA Council
on Call State Agency Will Make

Patrick makes Alamo statue shuffle pitch to THC in video as West shoots at mob in wrong direction.

Abbott Embraces Metric Experts
Saw as Archaic in 1918 Crisis

Governor appears to junk testing positivity in favor of hospital data amid mild Texas reopening restart.

Abbott Taps into New National
Theme with APD Takeover Plan

Governor takes page from segregation forces with anti-budget cuts pledge for police departments.

State Shows Virus Going Up
and Down in Separate Places

Patrick announces reopening phase for Abbott with worthless Texas numbers all over map.

Abbott Accelerated Reopening
as Rate Was Starting Sky Spike

Testing positivity was dramatically worse in Texas than claimed before false alarms in August.

GOP Lawmaker's Health Crisis
Could Change Vote Dynamics

Congress rookie fighting cancer as unexpected boost that levels playing field in Dems favor in DFW.

Red Tilt at Top of Fall Ticket
Spurs Scaling Back of Texas
House Blue Gains to 13

Party line voting gives Trump shot to save state but won't stop down-ballot bleeding with Democrats poised to take chamber back.


Governor Seeks to Crush
Rebellion with Package
Speaker Wants to Pass

Abbott three days behind Florida counterpart with attempt to crack down on rowdy protesters.

Florida Governor Violence Disorder and Looting and Police Protection Act


Luther Loaded for Stretch
Despite Lawmaker Rival
4-1 Edge in Contributions

Pandemic protest rock star armed with more than half-million for final week of debut campaign in special Texas Senate battle.


Best of Texas Runoff:
Democrat Makes Most
of Break with Protests

Target race Dem seizes on novel opportunity with huge leap from behind in OT.

Texas Dem Bounces Back
in Fight Against Machine
in Senate Overtime Bout

Establishment Deals Tea Party All-Time Setback
with Donor In-Law Defeat

2020 Swing Race Ratings
General Election Polling
General Election Lineups



August Arrives in March as GOP
Nominee Claims Textbook Win

Midland loses Congress seat in battle that looked OT bound.
Dallas Dem Bounces Back Big
in Top Target Texas House Race

Cattanach eases near-miss pain with stellar primary showing.
The Other Jim Wright Stuns
Goliath in Unbelievable Upset

RRC hopeful sparks Dem speaker visions with incumbent ouster.
Veteran Lawmaker Weathers
Progressive Round One Storm

Cuellar overcomes Trump favorite Dem tag in fight with AOC recruit.

Lobby Rankings Reflect
Bonnen and Blue Wave

Ties to new House boss and Dems good for bump as #MeToo cuts both ways.

Laney Links are Golden
in New Speaker's House

GOP leader has last Dem in dais as role model as Straus maestro goes back to future.

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