The Big Conversation:
Weeks after controversy over an attempted dead-voter purge erupted, the resignation of Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade has stirred speculation.
Andrade announced on Tuesday that she would step down from her position at the end of the week.
"I am truly humbled by the trust and confidence Gov. Perry placed in me nearly four-and-a-half years ago and will forever be grateful for the opportunity to represent Texas in this esteemed office," she said in a statement.
As Texas' chief elections officer, an important but often low-profile role, Andrade had overseen five statewide elections since 2008, when ...