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Jeremy Bird speaking at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sep. 28, 2013.

Battleground Texas launched in January 2013 with the goal of turning reliably red Texas into — at minimum — a purple state where Democrats could compete. But nearly two years later, on the day after the 2014 general election, Texas looks redder than ever. Read more»

Tuesday marked the first statewide election in which Texas voters had to show a photo ID to cast their ballots, and though elections officials say the process went smoothly, some worry that could change in future elections with increased voter turnout. Read more»

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis addresses the Stand with Texas Women Rally crowd at the state Capitol the first day of the second special session.

Though speculation is still rampant on Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' possible run for governor, some Democratic groups aren't waiting for her call before pledging their support. Read more»

Lieutenant Governor of Texas David Dewhurst speaks at the GOP Watch Party.

David Dewhurst’s dream ended like a fairy tale: The clock struck 12 and the lieutenant governor’s bid for conservative redemption came to pieces. Read more»

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis during her filibuster, June 25, 2013

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis has held the Texas spotlight before. But Tuesday night’s marathon abortion filibuster propelled her into the national spotlight. Read more»