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John Cullar, the attorney and former McLennan County Democratic Party chair chosen to run in the November general election against state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, notified state election officials today that he is withdrawing from the race.
Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, can remain on the November ballot, the state's 5th Court of Appeals ruled this afternoon. Texas Democrats had sued to remove him, saying his vote in the Virginia elections in 2006 made him ineligible to serve in the Texas Senate.
Jason Isaac, the Republican running against state Rep. Patrick Rose, D-Dripping Springs, says the incumbent is misusing his campaign accounts to cover personal transportation costs. Rose says it's a big district and points out that Isaac's campaign pays for gas, too.
Gov. Rick Perry's campaign has accused Democrat Bill White of making racially charged comments at an event in Dallas. The White camp says it was Scripture-based language on leadership. So, was it racial or religious?
The Waco Democrat, in the fight of his career as he runs for re-election in the most Republican House district held by a Democrat anywhere in the country, got a big boost Monday when the National Rifle Association's Victory Fund announced it would support him over his GOP opponent, Bill Flores.
The menu, the people, the president. Details from inside the Austin DNC fundraiser headlined by President Barack Obama.
Pop quiz: Which elected official's spokesman argued that their workload "may not be evident through a simple review of listings on a calendar"?
Democratic officials in Senate District 22 got together in a Hillsboro restaurant Thursday evening and nominated John Cullar to run for the state Senate seat now held by Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury.
For the second time, Gov. Rick Perry is calling on his Democratic opponent, Bill White, to drop out of the race.