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Kinky Friedman is shown at his Medina, Texas, ranch.
Kinky Friedman is shown at his Medina, Texas, ranch.

Analysis: A Kink in the Democrats' Chain

Texas Democratic leaders tried to keep Kinky Friedman off of their November ticket, for fear voters will not take him seriously. But if he wins a runoff for agriculture commissioner in May, he might offer them their best odds for a win. The Republicans are choosing between two former legislators who were voted out of office, and neither is as well-known as the Kinkster.

Citizens on both sides of the abortion debate crowd the Capitol rotunda as Senators debate the bill inside the chamber on July 12th, 2013.
Citizens on both sides of the abortion debate crowd the Capitol rotunda as Senators debate the bill inside the chamber on July 12th, 2013.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 1, 2013

Your evening reading: clinics end abortion services after court ruling; Carona lends his plane to Patrick for lite guv campaign; no cooling off period for Williams