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Apr 5, 2015

Source: Rand Paul To Announce Presidential Run

Source: Rand Paul To Announce Presidential Run

Sources tell NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine that U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R) Kentucky will announce a presidential bid this week.

Jan 24, 2015

Cruz Criticizes; Perry Heckled At Iowa Conservative Forum

Cruz Criticizes; Perry Heckled At Iowa Conservative Forum

Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum.

Jan 26, 2015

TX Bill: Honoring Gay Marriages Could Cost Your Salary

TX Bill: Honoring Gay Marriages Could Cost Your Salary

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

Jan 24, 2015

Bush, Mrs. Abbott Appear At Anti-Abortion Rally

Bush, Mrs. Abbott Appear At Anti-Abortion Rally

Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott and George P. Bush headline anti-abortion rally at the Capitol.

Nov 3, 2014

Abbott, Davis Spend Sunday Before Elections in DFW

Abbott, Davis Spend Sunday Before Elections in DFW

Texas gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis (D) and Greg Abbott (R) spent Sunday in Dallas/Fort Worth campaigning ahead of Tuesday's election.

Sep 6, 2014

Abbott Responds to Davis' Abortion Revelation

Abbott Responds to Davis' Abortion Revelation

Greg Abbott, GOP candidate for Texas governor responds to Wendy Davis' revelation that she had an abortion. She is the Democratic candidate for the same office.

Aug 30, 2014

Cruz Sounds Like He's Running in 2016

Cruz Sounds Like He's Running in 2016

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to tea party crowd in Dallas, just a day after another possible GOP presidential candidate.. Gov. Rick Perry.

Aug 30, 2014

State Sen. Wendy Davis Packs Food For Guard Troops

State Sen. Wendy Davis Packs Food For Guard Troops

State Sen. Wendy Davis responds to report that National Guard members are asking for food and fuel assistance.

Aug 23, 2014

Mexico Blasts Perry Comments About Islamists

Mexico Blasts Perry Comments About Islamists

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comments that Islamic terrorists are entering the US from Mexico come under fire.

Aug 17, 2014

Options After Governor Perry's Indictment

Options After Governor Perry's Indictment

A former prosecutor appointed by Governor Perry talks about the Governor's future after indictment. And a lawmaker questions if taxpayers will pick up the bill for Perry's defense.

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