Farouk Shami's Post-Debate Q&A

Once the debate ended, the candidates continued taking questions at separate post-debate press conferences. Farouk Shami met with reporters to defend his various policy positions and to take a few more jabs at frontrunner Bill White.

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A Conversation with Susan Combs

For the second event in our TribLive series, I interviewed the Comptroller of Public Accounts about the size of the coming budget shortfall, the likeliest sources of new revenue, and, of course, election year politics.

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Abby Rapoport

Interview with Bill Meadows

Transportation Commissioner Bill Meadows talks about what the Texas Department of Transportation needs to do to repair relations with the State Legislature.

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The Debate Watchers Speak!

They came, they saw, they sounded off. For Friday night's gubernatorial primary debate, the Tribune and Austin's KXAN-TV partnered to host a focus group of 10 undecided Republican voters. They watched the hour-long face off between Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Debra Medina with us, and they pulled no punches when sharing their thoughts after the show.

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Brandi Grissom, Caleb Bryant Miller, Jacob Villanueva

Hank Skinner interview

I interviewed Henry "Hank" Watkins Skinner, 47, at the Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice — death row — on January 20, 2010. Skinner was convicted in 1995 of murdering his girlfriends and her two sons; the state has scheduled his execution for February 24. Skinner has always maintained that he's innocent and for 15 year has asked the state to release DNA evidence that he says will prove he was not the killer.

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Reeve Hamilton

Primary Bloggers

On Jan. 23, bloggers learned the tools of the trade at the Perry 2010 Blogger Summit featuring Andrew Breitbart, Gov. Rick Perry, and others.

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