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The race for Senate District 9

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

Nearly a half-million Texans cast ballots

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

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Opinion By Bud Kennedy

For Texas Democrats, the bad news gets worse

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

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

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.