Texas Republicans Gather in Fort Worth for Convention

The official infighting of the political parties is usually over by now — but the Republican Party of Texas opens its biennial convention Thursday with high-profile runoffs still raging at the top of the ballot.  

That might be a lucky break for candidates trying to get the faithful signed up to vote in July 31 runoffs for U.S. Senate, the Texas Railroad Commission and 22 other state positions: They'll get chances from now through the weekend to talk to their most enthusiastic partisans.

While the candidates try to get delegates to choose sides, party officials will be bashing Washington ...

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