2010 elections

Gov. Rick Perry at a campaign stop in Osceola, Iowa, on Dec. 27, 2011.
 Bob Daemmrich

Perry's Political Fortunes Fell in 2011

It’s been a long 12 months for Rick Perry. The governor started 2011 in triumph, at the peak of his political power, with a high gloss on his boots and a national audience of conservatives eager for just the tale he was telling. He ends it treading water.

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Video: KBH on Perry and 2012

In an interview with the Fox Business Network last night, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison again stopped short of endorsing Gov. Rick Perry in his bid for the White House, but she pledged to support whichever of the Republican candidates wins the nomination.

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 Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Howard Wins HD-48 Seat, Hartnett Says

Rep. Donna Howard won the HD-48 seat by four votes over Republican Dan Neil, according to state Rep. Will Hartnett, R-Dallas. Hartnett was appointed to investigate their election after Neil challenged the results.

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Dan Neil at table with attorneys during a public hearing for the election contest of House D-48
 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Election Contest in HD-48 Begins

A Texas House investigation to determine the winner of the District 48 race between state Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, and Republican challenger Dan Neil has begun. Testimony is expected to last at least a couple of days. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports.

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