Longtime U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, has experience and President Obama’s endorsement. But she's also got two feisty opponents — one of them with a campaign run by Obama's 2008 field director, the other a member of the Texas House. What are their chances of unseating the longtime incumbent?

Then we look at the legacy of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. If he wins his bid to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, he will leave a job he has held for nine years. How has Dewhurst's tenure affected the position of lieutenant governor, a position described as the most powerful in Texas government.

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