Texas Republicans Gather in Fort Worth for Convention

The official infighting of the political parties is usually over by now — but the Republican Party of Texas opens its biennial convention Thursday with high-profile runoffs still raging at the top of the ballot.  

That might be a lucky break for candidates trying to get the faithful signed up to vote in July 31 runoffs for U.S. Senate, the Texas Railroad Commission and 22 other state positions: They'll get chances from now through the weekend to talk to their most enthusiastic partisans.

While the candidates try to get delegates to choose sides, party officials will be ...

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