Wendy Davis

 Ben Philpott

The Brief: Nov. 10, 2014

Examples are starting to pile up of the arrival of social media as a force with an effect on political campaigns as influential as traditional media coverage and advertising buys.

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 Illustration by Todd Wiseman

The Brief: Nov. 7, 2014

It wasn't just Republicans in Texas who were celebrating big statehouse gains on Tuesday.

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 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Nov. 6, 2014

Greg Abbott readily took on the mantle of governor-elect on Wednesday while others searched for the reason for the Wendy Davis implosion in the governor's race.

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 Callie Richmond

What Went Wrong With Battleground Texas?

Battleground Texas launched nearly two years ago with the goal of turning reliably red Texas into a purple state where Democrats could compete. But after the 2014 general election, Texas looks redder than ever. So what went wrong?

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 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Nov. 5, 2014

As the night lengthened on Tuesday, the real contest, it seemed, was to find a fitting description as to how thoroughly Democrats were taken to the woodshed both in Texas and nationally.

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 Bob Daemmrich

Abbott Crushes Davis in GOP Sweep

As expected, Attorney General Greg Abbott crushed Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis in a landslide in the Texas governor's race. Abbott, 56, who will become the first Texas governor in a wheelchair, presided over a sweep of the statewide ballot and helped usher in a whole new crop of Republican leaders.

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 Bob Daemmrich

Liveblog: 2014 General Election Results

Throughout the night, our liveblog will keep you updated on the results of general election battles statewide, from the first early voting totals through the last ballots counted, from local legislative races to the governor's race.

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The Brief: Nov. 4, 2014

Voters go to the polls today with much at stake, as in the wholesale turnover at the top of state government, but seemingly little in the way of suspense about the outcome of those races.

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 Ross Ramsey

The Brief: Nov. 3, 2014

It's the day before Election Day, meaning time for everybody to take a deep breath in anticipation of what might unfold on Tuesday. Here's what you might have missed over a busy weekend on the political front.

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 Graphic by Todd Wiseman

Explore 8-Day Campaign Finance Reports

The 8-day reports — the final look at candidate campaign finance totals before Election Day — are in. We have compiled data for all statewide, State Board of Education, Texas Senate and Texas House candidates who filed electronically with the Texas Ethics Commission.

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