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Slideshow: Photographer Captures Texas' Democratic Days

While photographer Scott Newton is best known for his iconic images of rock stars, he made a living photographing Texas politicians for three decades.

Ann Richards on longhorn, 1988.

Newton was 200 yards away photographing an event with the state’s slate of Democratic can…
Portrait of Ann Richards, Garry Mauro, Jim Mattox and Jim Hightower, 1982.

This photo — what Newton refers to as the “gan…
Portrait of Jim Hightower with bull, 1981.

A quest to illustrate Hightower’s “No More Bull” slogan during his 1982 campai…
Portrait of Pete Laney in a West Texas cotton field, 1998.

While photographing politicians, Newton said he was constantly…
Portrait of Temple Dickson, 1988.

For Newton, this image of former state Senator Temple Dickson is an example of what he …
Ann Richards with Dolly Parton, 1982.

As they were driving to a photo shoot in Austin for her first state treasurer campa…

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