The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Jan. 15, 2013

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•    Rick Perry brings in $3.5 m in contributions (The Dallas Morning News): "Greg Abbott raised $4.14 million in the past six months. His total cash on hand is $18 million. Gov. Rick Perry raised $3.55 million and has built up a reserve of $6 million over the past six months, based on financial disclosure records filed with the Texas Ethics Commission."

•    Republican Caucus chooses leader (Austin American-Statesman): "Republicans in the Texas House elected state Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, on Monday to be chairman of the House Republican Caucus. He edged out Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Houston, to ...

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