Rick Perry

Sworn in as the state's 47th governor on December 21, 2000, Rick Perry was elected to a four-year term November 5, 2002…

 
 

David Dewhurst

Republican David Dewhurst is Lieutenant Governor. Prior to winning his post in 2002, Dewhurst was the state's Land Commissioner.

 
 

Greg Abbott

Attorney General Greg Abbott was reelected as the 50th Attorney General of Texas on November 7, 2006. Prior to his election…

 
 

Jerry Patterson

Republican Jerry Patterson was elected Land Commissioner in 2002. He will be seeking a third term in November. Prior to…

 
 

Susan Combs

Republican Susan Combs is seeking a second four-year term as Comptroller of Public Accounts. Combs, who comes from a ranching…

 
 

David Porter

David J. Porter is the Republican nominee for the Texas Railroad Commission and is a successful small business owner from…

 
 

Todd Staples

Todd Staples is seeking a second term as Agriculture Commissioner. Prior to his election in 2007, Staples served in both…

 
 

Ken Mercer

Ken Mercer is a Project Manager and Senior Software Engineer from San Antonio, Texas. A conservative Republican elected…

 
 

George Lavender

Small business owner and salesman George Lavender,55, defeated incumbent Stephen Frost in November to represent House District…

 
 

Dan Flynn

Representative Flynn is a native Texan who serves House District 2 which includes Hunt, Rains and Van Zandt Counties. …

 
 
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Political News


Texas school finance case heads back to…
A state judge is set to hear new testimony beginning Tuesday on whether more money and fewer standardized tests have adequately…
 

Harvey Hilderbran, a Hill Country Republican,…
Republican Harvey Hilderbran was the first candidate in the state comptroller's race to begin airing television ads on Monday,…
 

Congress to discuss spending
Senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill.
 

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White House News


Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…
 

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in…
 

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for…
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf, visits with friends…
 

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KXAN Political Blog


Texas 2014: Faces In the Races
During the 2014 election season, virtually every statewide office in Texas is up for grabs, because Gov. Rick Perry is stepping…
 

Behind the scenes: Texas lawmakers debate…
Texas lawmakers worked overnight, debating a handful of controversial abortion-related measures. KXAN had crews at the Capitol…
 

In Session. In-depth: Texas Gun Business
This weekend on “In Session. In-depth,” we focus on gun control and big business. One state’s loss might…
 

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Texas (change)

 
Republican Rick Perry is Governor of Texas. Two Republicans represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, and Texas has 32 representatives in the U.S. House: 20 Republicans and 12 Democrats.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Rick Perry
Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst
Attorney General: Greg Abbott

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KimberlyYork KimberlyYork  opposed candidate "Drew Darby"

 

CyndiRosales CyndiRosales  supported legislation "Texas Appropriations Act 2012-2013"

 

DonKlick DonKlick  commented: The two states known for gambling are Nevada and New Jersey. Both states have worse state budgets than Texas. It has not solved their revenue…

 

GehrigSaldana GehrigSaldana  commented: That lofty aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy needs to be stripped of as much pork as possible. I trust…

 

GehrigSaldana GehrigSaldana  liked the news story "Cruz starts Senate amid financial votes"

 
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