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George P. Bush, left, talks to businessmen prior to making the opening statements at the Texas Business Leadership Council in Austin, Texas.

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George P. Bush, left, talks to businessmen prior to making the opening statements at the Texas Business Leadership Council in Austin, Texas.

Battleground Texas Recruits Latino Leaders

Battleground Texas, that Democratic campaign to make the Lone Star state competitive, is recruiting some Latino leadership. In a state where Republican George P. Bush is running for land commissioner, a traditional stepping stone to higher offices, and where Republican...

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A delegate from Texas stands at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A delegate from Texas stands at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa.

In Texas House Districts, Romney and Obama Each Scored Runaways

Here’s something you won’t find in Texas: presidential races that are politically competitive in its congressional districts. The margins by which either President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney carried the state’s 36 districts in the 2012 election was greater than 15 percentage...

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