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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.

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.

Showdown in Denton as voters weigh ban on fracking

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 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.

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.

Nov. 4 preview: State Board of Education

|Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

The candidates in contested races for State Board of Education on Tarrant County ballots tell voters about the key issues.

Nov. 4 preview: Local races

|Monday, Oct. 13, 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: Legislative races

|Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Here’s a rundown in the candidates’ own words of the state House and Senate races on the Nov. 4 Tarrant County ballot.

Nov. 4 preview: Statewide judicial races

|Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Here’s a closer look in the candidates’ own words at the issues in contested statewide judicial races.

Burton, Willis gaining speed but also veering wildly as Senate race nears finish

| |Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

The Colleyville Republican and the Fort Worth Democrat exchanged barbs and accusations in their final debate.

Davis ad with wheelchair sparks controversy

| |Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

State Sen. Wendy Davis touched off a political furor Friday with a 30-second TV ad that features an empty wheelchair and slams Attorney General Greg Abbott for working against disabled people despite winning a settlement after he was disabled himself.

2014 election: The race for the 25th Congressional District

| |Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams has two challengers — Democrat Marco Montoya and Libertarian Jack Betz.

Congressman: More Ebola cases “only a plane flight away from our shores”

| |Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Officials demand more action from federal government to help stem the spread of the deadly disease that this week claimed a life in Dallas.

As governor’s race hits homestretch, Texas women seen as key

| |Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

Wendy Davis tells the Star-Telegram Editorial Board that she will be good for all of Texas.

Abbott, Davis ramp up attacks in campaign for governor

| |Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

Greg Abbott accuses Wendy Davis of lavish spending; Davis accuses Abbott of abusing his power.

Texans seeking abortions can turn to their doctors

| |Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

Physicians under current state law don’t need abortion licenses if they perform fewer than 50 such procedures a year.

Are slot-like machines soon heading to Texas racetracks?

| |Monday, Oct. 06, 2014

Texas track owners are weighing when to turn in applications for historical racing machines.

2014 election: The race for the 33rd Congressional District

| |Sunday, Oct. 05, 2014

Democrat Mark Veasey faces an election challenge from a Grand Prairie security guard in his quest to serve a second term representing CD 33.