News For Monday, May 7, 2012

Tommy LaVergne of Rice University

Guest Column: Republican Candidates, Side by Side

Rice University political scientist Mark P. Jones looks at the legislative voting records of candidates in a half-dozen GOP primaries, finding some significant differences in House races and negligible differences in two Senate contests.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

News App: Search 30-Day Report Contributors by Filer

On April 30, which was 30 days ahead of Texas' May 29 primaries, participating candidates were required to file reports that represent all campaign-finance efforts leading up to the election. We have pulled all contribution data for filers between Jan. 1 and April 30 and made it searchable here. 

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Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: May 7, 2012

Your evening reading: race for lieutenant governor spills into vicious email exchange; Cruz not endorsing Paul; Perry asks Obama to address concerns over illegal-immigrant minors

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