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Feb 8, 2010. The press conference following the Democratic gubernatorial debate.
Feb 8, 2010. The press conference following the Democratic gubernatorial debate.

The Brief: February 9, 2010

Just before the Democratic debate began, Farouk Shami's campaign manager said their strategy was "a secret." Sadly for them, it was still a secret even after the debate was over.

Bill White and Farouk Shami at LULAC candidate forum
Bill White and Farouk Shami at LULAC candidate forum

The Brief: February 8, 2010

People who say the Super Bowl was the biggest night for television are clearly unaware of tonight's impending excitement: the Democratic gubernatorial debate.

U.S. Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison with a supporter after filing for Texas governor on Dec. 7, 2009
U.S. Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison with a supporter after filing for Texas governor on Dec. 7, 2009

The Brief: February 5, 2010

Cowboys fans now have a new option for what to do on Super-Bowl Sunday: hear Ted Nugent croon and Sarah Palin rally. Tony Romo won't be there.