GovTracker: Mapping the Gubernatoral Campaign

Labor Day marks the beginning of campaign season: Until Election Day on Nov. 2, the candidates for Texas governor will be traversing the state in earnest to boost their chances. This feature tracks public events since Sept. 1 held by incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Perry and his Democratic challenger, Bill White, both to provide a snapshot look at where the two men are spending their time on a given day and to identify trends — because repeat visits to a particular city or region suggest something about their campaign strategy. We'll be plotting their whereabouts on the map below with red (Perry) and blue (White) markers.

Of course, following the candidates’ official schedules isn’t a complete measure of their travels, which is why we need your help. Send us pictures, videos and links to news stories about events across the state. We’ll post them here and on our Twitter feed (under the hash tag #txgovtrack), along with copies of Perry's and White's stump speeches when their press shops are kind enough to provide them.

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