The Brief: Top Texas News for Jan. 25, 2013

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A new group may provide Texas Democrats with an answer to their long-ignored prayers for a political comeback.

Politico reported Thursday that the former national field director for the Obama campaign has laid out plans to launch a new national organization that could spend up to tens of millions of dollars to help turn Texas Democratic in the coming years. 

The group, dubbed Battleground Texas, reportedly hopes to capitalize on the state's growing Hispanic population, as well as its black and liberal voters and progressive groups, to help deliver the state's coveted 38 electoral votes ...

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