2012 elections

 Bob Daemmrich / Ralph Barrera

Bush 41, 43 Have No Plans to Endorse Trump

For the first time since his own presidency, George H.W. Bush is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office — and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well.

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 Illustration by Bob Daemmrich / Todd Wiseman

Perry Baptized Anew in Historic Creek

As he ponders whether to run for president again, Gov. Rick Perry has renewed his faith by getting baptized in the spring waters once used to wash the sins off Sam Houston, the first president of the Republic of Texas.

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 Illustration by Todd Wiseman

TWI: The Climate in Texas Political Districts

The newest Texas Weekly Index measures each of the state's legislative and congressional districts, based on how statewide Republicans and Democrats fared in races in each district over the 2010 and 2012 election cycles.

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 Illustration by Michael Stravato

Perry Sets March 2 SD-6 Runoff

Gov. Rick Perry on Friday set a March 2 special runoff election to fill the open seat created by the death of the late state Sen. Mario Gallegos. The race is between state Rep. Carol Alvarado and former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia.

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