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The Midday Brief: Nov. 1, 2010

Your afternoon reading: one more poll, more voter fraud drama and late money for DFW Republicans

BIll White, Rick Perry at their Primary 2010 reception speeches.

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm that at one time had the governor’s race as extremely competitive, says in its final poll that Rick Perry will defeat Bill White by 53% to 44%." — One last poll, BurkaBlog
  • "A state GOP group interested in redistricting gave $25,000 worth of ads last Wednesday to Stefani Carter, the Republican challenger to Rep. Carol Kent, D-Dallas, according to telegram reports to the Texas Ethics Commission." — Late money helps Carter, Driver, Kent, Turner, Trail Blazers
  • U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison: "It's very close. We now have the bench. We have governors, senators, members of Congress. That is where the likely woman president is going to come from. I have no doubt that we will have a woman president — not only in my lifetime, but in the near future."Hutchison predicts first female president in "near future," PoliTex

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Early voting totals from the secretary of state this morning show that early voting is up big-time statewide compared to the last gubernatorial election in 2006." — Early Voting Up 61% Over 2006

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