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Ever hear something about Texas politics or public policy and wonder what it is? Ask Texplainer.
Immigration is the focus of Democrat Bill White's latest television spot, which accuses Gov. Rick Perry of "making Texas less safe."
Governing magazine has recognized two Texas lawmakers in its 2010 class of Public Officials of the Year.
A Democratic PAC closes the HD-3 race with heavy advertising accusing a Republican challenger of dealing illegal drugs when he was younger.
So how to create a likely voter model? Campaign pollsters typically use a combination of past voting history — available off the registered voter list — and current interest and engagement. Those who have voted in the past, as well as those who are jazzed about voting this year, tend to get into the likely electorate.
Your afternoon reading: more trouble for Sharon Keller, Paul Burka on vulnerable Democrats, and Stephen Broden on those "violent overthrow" comments
A week out from Election Day, things — not surprisingly — aren't quieting down.
Is the anti-career-politician, pro-outsider-businessman mood palpable in Texas? Yes. Is this preference for private-sector experience related to vote choice in the governor’s race? No.
Your afternoon reading: Chet Edwards and Bill Flores spar over Social Security, Tea Party group to turn over records to Democrats and Rick Perry targets Bill White over a police officer's death
Gov. Rick Perry has reached that magic number in the latest Texas Tribune/University of Texas poll.