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Special Election for Texas Senate Seat Turns Nasty

BRENHAM – The mad dash to succeed Comptroller-Elect Glenn Hegar in the Texas Senate has turned quite negative in the final days leading up to this Saturday’s special election. The perceived frontrunner, Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, has sought to create a sense of inevitability through high-profile endorsements and has focused her message on border security. […]

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Tea Partiers Divided After Tarrant County Republican Slams Scott Turner

Note: This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  DALLAS – It may have been the hope of some Tea Party leaders here in North Texas that the headlines this week would read something like “Conservatives Unite Against Joe Straus,” but it hasn’t quite […]

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Houston Up For Grabs in the Race for Governor?

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government. As I’ve said from time to time: If Texas is a battleground, Harris County is ground zero. Perhaps never before has that seemed so true. Conservative activists, including the local GOP’s new and old leadership, […]

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Texas Ethics Commission Votes to Close “Dangerous Loophole” in Elections

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Setting things up for what could very well be another throwdown in The Legislature next year over so-called “dark money” in elections, the Texas Ethics Commission on Wednesday voted to adopt a rule that requires […]

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Texas Voters to Decide on Taking a Step Forward for Road Construction

Note: This story originally appeared on Construction Citizen. Texas is an economic engine unlike any other, but there are things that could put the brakes on our dynamic growth. Congested highways and the unreasonably long commutes that go along with them have the potential to slow commerce in a way that promises to be detrimental […]

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“Pro-Life Hero” Attacked From the Right After Saying MQ Sullivan Should Register as a Lobbyist

 Note: This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there for daily coverage of Texas politics and government.  After publicly taking a stand against Midland oilman Tim Dunn’s spokesman Michael Quinn Sullivan for failing to register as a lobbyist, pro-life activist Joe Pojman finds himself under attack by what he described as “dark […]

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Meet the Candidates to Lead the Republican Party of Texas

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  In a development that’s been brewing for months and was first reported Monday night by Quorum Report, three political leaders from around the state have now announced they’re running to succeed Republican Party of Texas […]

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National Guard Deployment Along the Rio Grande is Now Underway

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  BASTROP – The “force multiplier” for the border surge touted by Gov. Perry and other members of the state’s Republican leadership is now becoming a reality as up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops begin […]

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Immigration Talk Simmers at Central Texas Congressional Town Hall

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of politics and government.  BASTROP – Now that Congress is on recess following an ugly meltdown over immigration and border security last week, lawmakers in Texas and around the country are diving into the time-honored tradition of trying to explain […]

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In high-level talks, Texas business leaders press the White House to act on immigration

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Amid the chaos on Capitol Hill and the crisis on the border, Texas construction executives pushing for immigration reform traveled to Washington and met late Friday with senior advisers to President Obama. Houston construction executives […]

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