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The Evening Brief: July 31, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst met voters on July 31, 2012, in a Houston deli on the day of the GOP primary runoff. Dewhurst lost the U.S. Senate primary runoff to Ted Cruz.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst met voters on July 31, 2012, in a Houston deli on the day of the GOP primary runoff. Dewhurst lost the U.S. Senate primary runoff to Ted Cruz.

Your evening reading: Dewhurst camp denies placing calls to confuse Cruz voters; Castro selected to deliver keynote at Democratic National Convention; how Cruz mastered social media

The Brief: July 31, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a campaign stop outside a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Austin on July 30, 2012.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a campaign stop outside a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Austin on July 30, 2012.

A race that months ago appeared decided may instead end today with an upset sure to propel Texas into the the national spotlight.

The Brief: July 30, 2012

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz with his daughter at the JW Marriott hotel in Houston on May 29, 2012.
U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz with his daughter at the JW Marriott hotel in Houston on May 29, 2012.

If the polls, and headlines, are to be believed, Tuesday's runoff looks like Ted Cruz's to lose.

The Evening Brief: July 27, 2012

Your evening reading: new ads, mailers and attacks in U.S. Senate race; permit granted for southern portion of Canada-to-Texas pipeline; audit raises concerns about UT study on gay parents

The Evening Brief: July 26, 2012

Comptroller Susan Combs giving a biennial revenue estimate in Austin on Jan. 10, 2011.
Comptroller Susan Combs giving a biennial revenue estimate in Austin on Jan. 10, 2011.

Your evening reading: Combs, Patrick endorse Dewhurst; Gohmert renews Muslim Brotherhood warnings; Yarbrough up with ad in U.S. Senate race

The Evening Brief: July 25, 2012

Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum at the state Republican convention on June 8, 2012.
Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum at the state Republican convention on June 8, 2012.

Your evening reading: Palin, Santorum to campaign for Cruz; runoff turnout strong so far; House passes Paul's "Audit the Fed" bill

The Brief: July 25, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Jan. 27, 2009, before Perry's State of the State address.
Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Jan. 27, 2009, before Perry's State of the State address.

A week out from election day, Gov. Rick Perry delivered perhaps his most forceful show of support yet for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

The Evening Brief: July 24, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.

Your evening reading: in final push for Dewhurst, Perry says Cruz has no record; mentally ill death row inmate denied competency hearing; UT professor who led fracking study facing scrutiny over financial ties

The Evening Brief: July 23, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at the voter ID bill signing on May 27, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at the voter ID bill signing on May 27, 2011.

Your evening reading: Cruz, Dewhurst out with new ads ahead of third debate; Perry, Dewhurst dismiss gun restriction talk; Club for Growth throwing more money behind Cruz

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