Tribpedia: 2012 Legislative Election

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2012 Legislative Election is on Nov. 6, 2012. 

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Democracy, as Far as It Goes

Texas Weekly

Texas politicians can easily represent the people who elect them without necessarily representing the people of Texas. To get re-elected, they have to please their voters, not the general population. These charts show the state's voting age population and the number of voters who turned out in each Texas 2012 election district.

Wendy Davis, flanked by her father, Jerry Russell at left and her two daughters, at right, applauds her supporters during her victory speech at the Fort Worth Hilton on November 6, 2012.
Wendy Davis, flanked by her father, Jerry Russell at left and her two daughters, at right, applauds her supporters during her victory speech at the Fort Worth Hilton on November 6, 2012.

Wendy Davis Clinches Re-election in SD-10

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, narrowly kept her seat on Tuesday night. One of the Democratic Party's rising stars, she fended off Republican state Rep. Mark Shelton in a bitter campaign contest.

Liveblog: 2012 Election Results

Throughout the night, Tribune reporters will update you on the results of contested general election battles statewide, from the first early voting totals through the last ballots counted, from local legislative races to the presidency.

Sign at the Acres Homes Center in Houston alerts voters to try a different location on Election Day
Sign at the Acres Homes Center in Houston alerts voters to try a different location on Election Day

What to Expect When You’re Electing

Texas Weekly

It’s not the most exciting election season Texas has ever seen. Most legislative races are over after the primaries and what’s left, with an exception in the Texas Senate, don’t appear to involve the balance of power in the House.