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The Evening Brief: April 5, 2012

Rick Santorum at Valley High School in Clive, Iowa on Iowa caucus day January 3, 2012.
Rick Santorum at Valley High School in Clive, Iowa on Iowa caucus day January 3, 2012.

Your evening reading: Santorum supporters pushing to make Texas primary winner-take-all; cost of redistricting legal battle for state approaching $1 million; Paul begins California campaign push

The Brief: April 5, 2012

Mitt Romney at a campaign rally at Competitive Edge Manufacturing in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 2, 2012.
Mitt Romney at a campaign rally at Competitive Edge Manufacturing in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 2, 2012.

His opponents may be preparing to campaign harder in Texas, but Mitt Romney appears to be winning the state's endorsement race.

The Evening Brief: April 4, 2012

Your evening reading: Texas schools net hefty Mega Millions payday; Wal-Mart heiress disputes report that she endorsed Craig James; Texas cities join brief criticizing Arizona immigration law

The Brief: April 4, 2012

Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, enter Valley High School in Des Moines for a speech the day of the Iowa caucuses, Jan. 3, 2012.
Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, enter Valley High School in Des Moines for a speech the day of the Iowa caucuses, Jan. 3, 2012.

The Texas primary is still eight weeks away, but that hasn't stopped Rick Santorum and Ron Paul from trying to scoop up delegates here.

The Evening Brief: April 3, 2012

Michael Quinn Sullivan
Michael Quinn Sullivan

Your evening reading: Republican state representatives file ethics complaint against Michael Quinn Sullivan; Combs touts survey showing Texas businesses skeptical of health care reform; Jackson Lee drafting neighborhood-watch bill

The Brief: April 3, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry at a rally on the morning of the Jan. 3, 2012, Iowa caucuses.
Gov. Rick Perry at a rally on the morning of the Jan. 3, 2012, Iowa caucuses.

Rick Perry the presidential candidate has re-emerged — in a new book making some controversial claims about his behavior on the campaign trail.

The Evening Brief: April 2, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry at the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry at the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.

Your evening reading: Perry spokesman slams book claiming governor used painkillers to get through debates; anti-incumbent Super PAC targeting Joe Barton, Ralph Hall; prospect of further primary delays likely dashed

The Brief: April 2, 2012

Mitt Romney at a presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.
Mitt Romney at a presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.

If Texas Republicans want to hold a presidential debate, they may have to do so without the race's front-runner.

The Evening Brief: March 30, 2012

The set at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 10, 2011, the night before Rick Perry's fourth Republican presidential debate.
The set at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 10, 2011, the night before Rick Perry's fourth Republican presidential debate.

Your evening reading: Texas Republican Party proposes presidential debate; Perry's campaign security costs still mounting; Justice Department targeting lawmakers' communications over voter ID

The Brief: March 30, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry walking down Adams Street in Creston, Iowa, with Department of Public Safety trooper Chris Brannen after speaking at a presidential campaign event on Dec. 27, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry walking down Adams Street in Creston, Iowa, with Department of Public Safety trooper Chris Brannen after speaking at a presidential campaign event on Dec. 27, 2011.

Texas officials' focus on Washington and health care reform moved a thousand miles west on Thursday — to Nebraska and "pink slime."

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