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Nearly a half-million Texans cast ballots

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

More than 40,000 Tarrant County residents cast ballots in the first three days of early voting.

For Texas Democrats, the bad news gets worse

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Wendy Davis trails Republican Greg Abbott by 16 points in one poll, which means she may fall behind 2010 nominee Bill White.

New poll shows Abbott with 16-point lead over Davis

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Republicans are also the front-runners in other statewide races on the Nov. 4 ballot as early voting continues and the campaign nears its end.

Davis would be ‘thrilled’ to have Obama’s help in Texas

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The Democrat’s rhetorical hug of the president contrasts sharply with the arms-length approach many in the party are taking in the 2014 campaign.

Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.

Early voting starts Monday

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Early voting for Nov. 4 election runs through Oct. 31.

Nov. 4 Preview: Propositions

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Here’s a look at the propositions voters may see on the Nov. 4 ballot, depending on where they live.

GOP turns to Ebola fears in campaign drive

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Republicans are tapping into Americans' fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a darker and more emotional edge to their main argument of the 2014 elections.

The race for Texas House District 91

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

State Rep. Stephanie Klick faces two challengers — Democrat David L. Ragan and Libertarian Felecia Whatley.

Early voting locations in Tarrant County

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

The candidates have been making their cases for months, and now it’s time for Texas voters to have their say as early voting begins Monday and runs through Halloween.

Arlington bond package includes nearly $10 million for fire facilities

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Voters will be asked to approve nearly $10 million to build a modern downtown fire station and upgrade the city’s aging Fire Training Center to better prepare firefighters for hazardous material spills, gas well leaks and fires, and other emergencies.

Wendy Davis faces long odds without an ‘October surprise’

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Twice, the Fort Worth Democrat has defied the odds to win public office, but some say her streak will end in the governor’s race.

Texas cleared to enforce voter ID law

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

In a dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the law “risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters.”

Van de Putte, supporters bond at Fort Worth barbecue

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Two U.S. representatives from North Texas are on the mend.

Nov. 4 preview: Local races

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Candidates for local offices on the Nov. 4 ballot in Tarrant County present their priorities to voters in this digital voters guide.

Nov. 4 Preview: Local races

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Here’s a look at contested city elections that will be on the Tarrant County Nov. 4 ballot.

Surprise in Rice study: Tarrant an R county, but not a deep shade of red

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Tarrant residents see ourselves as more moderate than conservative, with a dash of liberals and the Tea Party.

2014 Tarrant County voters guide

|Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

A rundown of the jam-packed ballot in Tarrant County for contested local, state and federal races up for grabs on Nov. 4.

The race for Texas House District 97

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

State Rep. Craig Goldman faces one challenger, Libertarian Rod Wingo, in his bid for a second term.

Campaign countdown:2 days until early voting17 days until Election Day

|Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Early voting begins Monday: are you prepared yet to cast your ballot?

Controversial ad has been ‘incredibly effective,’ Davis says

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Abbott’s campaign says their opponent’s “reprehensible rhetoric ... is as desperate as it is disappointing.”

Fort Worth barbecue bonds Leticia Van de Putte and supporters

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Two U.S. representatives from North Texas are on the mend.

Money matters to local congressional candidates

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger of Fort Worth faces two challengers for the 12th Congressional District seat — Democrat Mark Greene and Libertarian Ed Colliver.

Jeb Bush joins son at Fort Worth campaign stop

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

George P. Bush kicked off a day of campaigning with his dad, Jeb Bush, on Tuesday.

2014: Legislative races more costly closer to Election Day

| |Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

More than $1 million were raised in the past three months alone for the hotly contested battle for Senate District 10.

Pols trade blame for Ebola, but both parties cut budgets for health

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

The political blame game over the deadly Ebola virus is in full swing just weeks before the November elections – with each side ignoring the facts.

Nov. 4 preview: U.S. Senate race

|Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

None of the U.S. Senate candidates chose to respond to the questionnaire.

Nov. 4 preview: U.S. House races

|Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Candidates in contested U.S. House races on ballots in Tarrant County make their case for support to voters in the Nov. 4 election.

2014 election: The race for the 24th Congressional District

| |Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant faces Democrat Patrick McGehearty and Libertarian Mike Kolls in re-election bid.

Nov. 4 preview: Statewide offices

|Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

The candidates for statewide offices on the Nov. 4 ballot in Texas make their pitch to voters in the Star-Telegram’s digital voters guide.