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The Evening Brief: May 31, 2012

U.S. Senate candidate Craig James at a TribLive event at the Austin Club on Feb. 23, 2012.
U.S. Senate candidate Craig James at a TribLive event at the Austin Club on Feb. 23, 2012.

Your evening reading: James endorses Dewhurst; Cruz, Dewhurst square off on Fox News; Campbell won't accept money from tort-reform group

The Evening Brief: May 30, 2012

Supporters arrive to the primary watch party of Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst - Houston, Tuesday May 29, 2012.
Supporters arrive to the primary watch party of Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst - Houston, Tuesday May 29, 2012.

Your evening reading: Tuesday's biggest surprises; Straus says he's happy with the primary results; how Perry and Combs fared

The Brief: May 30, 2012

Supporters arriving at Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's primary watch party in Houston on May 29, 2012.
Supporters arriving at Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's primary watch party in Houston on May 29, 2012.

The big day may be over, but a full slate of runoffs has turned summer into another election season in Texas.

The Evening Brief: May 29, 2012

House Speaker Joe Straus (l), R-San Antonio, adjourns the House of Representatives sine die on June 29, 2011.
House Speaker Joe Straus (l), R-San Antonio, adjourns the House of Representatives sine die on June 29, 2011.

Your evening reading: Hughes files to run against Straus for speaker; worker shot outside South Texas polling place; trouble for Obama in Democratic primary?

The Brief: May 29, 2012

Voting signs in Austin during the 2010 election cycle.
Voting signs in Austin during the 2010 election cycle.

With fanfare in tow or not, the big day has finally arrived.

The Evening Brief: May 25, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a TribLive event on Nov. 17, 2011, in Austin.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a TribLive event on Nov. 17, 2011, in Austin.

Your evening reading: Dewhurst's attack on Cruz stokes race-based controversy; Dewhurst goes after Leppert in last-minute TV ad; looking back at polling in the U.S. Senate race

The Evening Brief: May 24, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during the 2009 legislative session.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during the 2009 legislative session.

Your evening reading: Dewhurst close to 50 percent in new poll; Santorum endorses Cruz; Dewhurst features Huckabee in final ad

The Evening Brief: May 23, 2012

Your evening reading: Perry to tout Romney in call with top donors; Cornyn surprised at closeness of presidential race; Cruz loans campaign $400,000

The Brief: May 23, 2012

Attorney General Greg Abbot on Jan. 31, 2011, speaking about Texas' lawsuit against federal health care reform.
Attorney General Greg Abbot on Jan. 31, 2011, speaking about Texas' lawsuit against federal health care reform.

Attorney General Greg Abbott has relented on a major point of contention in the state's voter ID case.

The Evening Brief: May 22, 2012

Your evening reading: report says Texas could face energy crisis in 10 years; new Leppert ad mocks opponents; ruling casts doubt on future of state's public beaches

The Brief: May 22, 2012

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs at a TribLive event at the Austin Club on Oct. 20, 2011.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs at a TribLive event at the Austin Club on Oct. 20, 2011.

The dynamics of the 2014 lieutenant governor's race may already be taking shape, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.

The Evening Brief: May 21, 2012

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a campaign event for Gov. Rick Perry in 2010.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a campaign event for Gov. Rick Perry in 2010.

Your evening reading: Perry, Palin featured in new Senate race ads; Paul racks up delegates at Minnesota convention; study says Texas among top three states in exonerations

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