The Brief: Top Texas News for Feb. 26, 2013

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National Democrats' most concerted push yet to turn Texas blue is now under way. 

A new group aiming to spend up to tens of millions of dollars to help turn Texas Democratic officially launched today, announcing new leadership and a campaign website.

The organization, dubbed Battleground Texas, hopes to mobilize the state's growing Hispanic population, as well as other minorities, young people and progressive groups, in hopes of delivering the state's coveted 38 electoral votes to future Democratic presidential candidates and aiding Democrats running for statewide office, as Politico first reported last month. Texas ...

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