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Inside Texas Politics: The Finance Primary

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Shelly Slater, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, talk turns to presidential hopefuls and fundraising in Texas.

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Shelly Slater, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, talk turns to presidential hopefuls and fundraising in deep-pocketed Texas: Sen. Ted Cruz got off to a tremendous start in his first couple of weeks, and just-announced candidate Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, due to visit Texas next week, has also done well. But how many aspirants will Texas donors support?

Also: Decriminalizing truancy in Texas public schools; the effort to repeal the Dream Act is stuck in the state Senate and faces an uncertain fate in the House; House and Senate budgets are far apart on the matter of tax cuts, and Gov. Greg Abbott isn't taking sides; the governor's push for ethics reform has been steadily watered down; musician John Legend's visit to the Capitol to talk criminal justice reform; the question of whether experience matters in the presidential contest is debated from the left and right; and more.

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