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Ross Ramsey

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, where he writes regular columns on politics, government and public policy. Before joining the Tribune, Ross was editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly. He did a 28-month stint in government as associate deputy comptroller for policy and director of communications with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Before that, he reported for the Houston Chronicle from its Austin bureau and for the Dallas Times Herald, first on the business desk in Dallas and later as its Austin bureau chief, and worked as a Dallas-based freelance business writer, writing for regional and national magazines and newspapers. Ross got his start in journalism in broadcasting, covering news for radio stations in Denton and Dallas.

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Texas Runoff Day Arrives

Today, at long last, the state's voters will settle the remaining 37 races in the Republican and Democratic primaries, choosing the nominees who will be on the ballot in November's general election. 

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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Hamilton (and Watkins of the Bryan-College Station Eagle) on outsourcing worries at Texas A&M, Murphy and Foxhall on how far people would go to meet voter ID requirements, Philpott on the close of a very tough race for Texas Senate, M. Smith on a decision that will cost public schools $300 million, Tan on state funding of HPV vaccinations, Aaronson on health insurance rebates, Aguilar on “restorative justice” on the border and Batheja on Ted Cruz's service in the courts and David Dewhurst's service in the military: The best of our best content from July 23 to 27, 2012.

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Runoff Rundown

In years when both parties had statewide primary runoffs, turnout in the second round of voting averaged almost half of turnout in the first round. On average, the runoff got a vote for every two in the primary. In elections with a statewide runoff, the average Republican runoff turnout was 27.3 percent of the party's average primary turnout. For Democrats, the corresponding number was 34.9 percent.

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