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The Evening Brief: Nov. 7, 2012

Pete Gallego and Francisco "Quico" Canseco.
Pete Gallego and Francisco "Quico" Canseco.

Your evening reading: Canseco not conceding, alleges voter fraud; Perry says Obama has a "chance to start over"; in wake of election, conservative activists back Hughes for speaker

The Brief: Nov. 7, 2012

Democratic supporters at the Driskill Hotel in Austin erupt in celebration as CNN projects President Obama's re-election victory on Nov. 6, 2012.
Democratic supporters at the Driskill Hotel in Austin erupt in celebration as CNN projects President Obama's re-election victory on Nov. 6, 2012.

Republicans still reign in Texas, but the state's Democrats — while celebrating the re-election of President Obama — didn't go home empty-handed on Tuesday.

The Evening Brief: Nov. 6, 2012

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Flawn Academic Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus on Nov. 6, 2012.
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Flawn Academic Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus on Nov. 6, 2012.

Your evening reading: voting extended two hours in Galveston County; last look at federal candidates' fundraising numbers; Cruz looking past likely victory tonight

The Brief: Nov. 6, 2012

Texans may have missed out on the presidential action, but with the big day finally here, they're about to find out how the state's down-ballot drama plays out.

The Evening Brief: Nov. 5, 2012

Your evening reading: what to watch for on Tuesday; early voting total in Texas down from 2008; attorney general rules employers can't restrict handguns in cars

The Brief: Nov. 5, 2012

Rick Perry stands in the spotlight while answering a question at the Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa, Iowa on December 28, 2011.
Rick Perry stands in the spotlight while answering a question at the Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa, Iowa on December 28, 2011.

Mitt Romney got an assist from Gov. Rick Perry over the weekend as the presidential campaign barreled toward the finish line.

The Evening Brief: Nov. 2, 2012

Your evening reading: final pre-election campaign finance reports filed; state NAACP urges voters to report intimidation; Texas professor wins release of Watergate records

The Evening Brief: Nov. 1, 2012

Your evening reading: another volley in international election observers controversy; state executes 250th inmate under Perry's watch; Post editorial compares Abbott to "post-Soviet autocrat"

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