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Cornyn has his eye on more than election victory

| |Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Texas’ senior senator wants a GOP majority in the Senate and a top job for himself.

Millions of dollars pour into Senate District 10 race

| |Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte urges Tarrant County Democrats to go to the polls.

Birdville, Keller schools push for strong voter turnout

|Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Early voting numbers are strong in school bond elections.

The race for House District 96

| |Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Libertarian Quinn Eaker challenging incumbent Republican state Rep. Bill Zedler in House District 96.

George P. Bush says dad 'moving forward' on 2016

| |Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is "moving forward" on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son, who's running for office in Texas.

Down in polls, Wendy Davis recalls own comebacks

| |Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Reminding worshippers of overcoming long odds in her personal life, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Sunday urged reliable Democratic voters at black churches to turnout in the face of predictions that she needs a miracle to win.

The race for the 6th Congressional District

| |Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton faces two challengers — Democrat David Cozad and Libertarian Hugh Chauvin.

The race for House District 95

| |Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

State Rep. Nicole Collier faces one challenger — Republican Albert G. McDaniel.

Hogan’s goat and ‘Spicy Brown’ headline Texas campaigns

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

There’s not much humor in politics this year, but The Daily Show will find some.

Ebola becomes focus of border security debate

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A general says the fear that a border crosser will bring Ebola into the U.S. “keeps me up awake at night.”

New and bigger East Branch Library is part of Arlington bond package

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Early voting for the Nov. 4 election continues through Friday.

Much at stake in State Board of Education races

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Voters often tune out at election time, but the board members play a huge role in the lives of Texas students.

The race for House District 92

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland faces Democratic challenger Tina Penney.

Texan Phil Gramm honored for political past

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

George P. Bush packs up the moving van.

The race for Senate District 9

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

State Sen. Kelly Hancock faces one challenger — Democrat Gregory R. Perry.

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.

Showdown in Denton as voters weigh ban on fracking

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Yard signs, songs and accusations of Russian influence mark lively debate in Denton as oil and gas industry keeps a close eye on vote over hydraulic fracturing.

Texas gubernatorial candidates encourage voters to cast ballots early

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

More Tarrant County voters turned out to vote Monday than on the first day of voting in the 2010 gubernatorial election.

Tarrant County races fill out November ballot

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A new judge will be elected to run the 297th District Court.

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.