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TribLive: Post-Forum Q&A With GOP Senate Candidates

After Wednesday night's forum with Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Ames Jones, Tom Leppert and Roger Williams, Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith continued the conversation with questions from the public about the Tea Party, the 10th Amendment and one contender in the race who wasn't present.

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TribLive: Four GOP Senate Candidates

On Wednesday night, I sat down with four leading intended GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate: Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Ames Jones, Tom Leppert and Roger Williams. We talked about Paul Ryan's Medicare plan, immigration, the Tea Party and more.

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 Bob Daemmrich

Sources: Williams May Switch to U.S. House Race

Former Railroad Commissioner Michael Wiliams, who announced his intention back in January to seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison, is likely to drop out of that race and instead run for a newly created congressional seat, multiple sources tell the Tribune.

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Ted Cruz: The TT Interview

Ted Cruz, recently announced GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, talks with The Texas Tribune about why he wants to go to Washington, how his experience as the state's solicitor general has prepared him for the job and about his conservative idols.

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Ted Cruz: The TT Interview

The former Texas Solicitor General sat down with the Tribune last week to talk about what makes him stand out in the GOP crowd running to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and which Republican leaders he idolizes.

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 Bob Daemmrich

Guest Column: Senator Dewhurst Is Not Inevitable

If the race to succeed Kay Bailey Hutchison is over before it begins — if the lieutenant governor and his vast personal wealth have this locked up — why are so many credible candidates saying they'll run? Because they see an opportunity.

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2012: Jonesing for a Senate Race

Republican Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones will officially begin — or revive, rather — her campaign to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Tuesday.

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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Ramshaw and the Houston Chronicle's Terri Langford on incidents of abuse and mistreatment at residential treatment centers, M. Smith on the state Republican Party platform and 10th Amendment embracers, Galbraith on a pipeline project raising crude concerns and the most important word in water law, Ramsey on former officeholders who are now lobbyists and the possibility of a speaker's race, Grissom on a fight over solar power in Marfa, Hamilton and Aguilar on the TxDOT audit, Philpott on budget cuts affecting school districts and my conversation with Dallas County D.A. Craig Watkins: The best of our best from June 7-11, 2010.

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The New Tenthers

Conservatives in Texas are invoking the 10th Amendment at every whistle-stop. But what rights does it actually protect?

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Kay in 2012?!?

She said she would limit her time in the U.S. Senate to two terms and is currently serving a third. She said she would resign her federal office to run for governor and didn't. She said she would quit after the primary and hasn't. So who's to say she won't reconsider in two years and run for a fourth term? And what of all those would-be successors?

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