Politics

 Todd Wiseman

The Brief: Aug. 22, 2013

A flood of criticism rained down on Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst after the disclosure of a controversial phone call on Wednesday.

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 Callie Richmond

Dewhurst Calls Police After Relative's Arrest

After a relative was arrested for shoplifting in a grocery store, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst personally called a North Texas police department to ask how to get her out of jail, saying she had been incarcerated on a "mistaken charge."

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 Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: Aug. 21, 2013

Your evening reading: police say Dewhurst asked to get relative out of jail; George P. Bush voices support for defunding Affordable Care Act; amid tension, UT regents convene for annual meeting

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 Callie Richmond

The Evening Brief: Aug. 20, 2013

Your evening reading: Texas officials in talks with Obama administration over money for elderly and disabled; Cruz may have to wait to sever ties to Canada; Hilderbran announces bid for comptroller.

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 Gage Skidmore

Cruz Looking for Like-Minded GOP Candidates

Ted Cruz saw his fortunes rise after picking up endorsements from like-minded conservatives in Washington. Now he is a hot commodity himself, as a potential 2016 presidential candidate and a potential kingmaker in other Senate races.

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 Gage Skidmore

The Brief: Aug. 20, 2013

The persistent 2016 buzz surrounding U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz mounted on Monday as debate over his eligibility to run for president took a new twist.

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 Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: Aug. 19, 2013

Your evening reading: Santorum, Hotze endorse in attorney general's race; Cruz releases birth certificate to The Dallas Morning News; Perry to headline California Republican Party convention

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 Bob Daemmrich

For Tweeting Candidates, a Campaign Risk

Greg Abbott's online appreciation for a tweet that called state Sen. Wendy Davis an "idiot" and a "Retard Barbie" highlights the high-risk, high-reward proposition of letting candidates handle their own social media.

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Video: Paxton Campaign Gets Boost From Santorum

Rick Santorum is backing state Sen. Ken Paxton's bid for attorney general. In a video endorsement, the former presidential contender said Paxton has a record of standing up to members of his own party "when they wander off the conservative line."

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 Ariel Min

The Evening Brief: Aug. 16, 2013

Your evening reading: in San Francisco, Davis says she's "very, very seriously" considering gubernatorial bid; Patrick gets creative in attack on Dewhurst; Creighton releases first campaign video in bid for ag commissioner

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Creighton Releases First Ag Commissioner Campaign Video

A week after launching his bid for agriculture commissioner, state Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, has released his first campaign video, in which he promises to continue his "stand against the continued overreach of the federal government."

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