Of the two dozen or so politicos floated as serious presidential contenders, an uncanny number have a legitimate Texas connection — whether it's having lived or worked in the state.
Some stayed in the Lone Star State for just a few months, often on a campaign job. Other contenders were born here. Still others were educated here or moved to Texas for a job. And one — well, let's just call it the hug seen 'round the world.
Here's a look at the ties to Texas among the early 2016 presidential field: