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Greg Abbott Wins Texas Governor Race Against Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Greg Abbott was elected as the next governor of Texas in Tuesday's midterm elections. Abbott has served as Texas' Attorney General since...

Wendy Davis Defeated

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) lost the Texas governor election to Republican Greg Abbott on Tuesday. Before becoming governor-elect, Abbott serv...

Greg Abbott Wins Texas Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Texas voters took to the polls in Tuesday's midterm elections, choosing Republican Greg Abbott as their next governor, according to the AP. Wendy D...

Igor Bobic

Wendy Davis Campaign Defends Controversial Attack Ad Against Greg Abbott | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign of state senator and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) on Friday rushed to defend a controversial ad attacking ...

WATCH: Wendy Davis Opens Up About Her Childhood Horror

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 09.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In her new book Forgetting To Be Afraid, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis revealed that her mother once tried to kill herself and her children, including ...

Davis' GOP Rival Says She 'Lacks Courage Of Conviction' For Past Stance On Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Republican Greg Abbott, who's running to replace Rick Perry as Texas governor, criticized his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis for her stance on the de...

Greg Abbott Thinks Companies Will Reveal Their Chemical Stockpiles If You Just Ask Nice

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) came under a barrage of criticism this week after he urged the state's residents to just "drive around" and kno...

Dear Wendy Davis: Please Stop Talking About Your 'Story'

Ann Daly, PhD | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Ann Daly, PhD

Narrative is a deeply engrained cultural process that defines, inflicts and enforces taboos against ambitious women. The narrative of a mom heading off to Harvard Law School was never going to fly.

Laura Bassett

Wendy Davis To Opponent: 'Stop Hiding' On Equal Pay Issue | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis delivered a strong message to Republican opponent Greg Abbott on equal pay for women Monday morning, telling...

Texas Republican Defends Wendy Davis: 'Nobody Ever Talks About Men' This Way

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Conservatives are attacking Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) for misrepresenting her background, in particular the hardships she faced as a young sing...

Laura Bassett

Sexist Digs At Wendy Davis Ramp Up | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A week after Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' gubernatorial campaign trumpeted "record strength" in its first fundraising report, her conservative oppone...

Wendy Davis Campaign Reports Over $12.2 Million Raised

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The gubernatorial campaign of Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) trumpeted "record strength" in its first fundraising report since Davis join...

Wendy Davis Keeps Pressure On Texas GOP

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) is running just 6 percentage points behind state Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) in the 2014 governor's race, accord...

Laura Bassett

Wendy Davis: I'm Running For Governor | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

After months of speculation, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) officially threw her hat in the ring on Thursday and announced her candidacy f...

Laura Bassett

Texas Democrats Pin Hopes On Wendy Davis | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) has not yet decided whether she will run for governor in 2014, but the state's Democratic Party is doing everything i...

Amanda Terkel

The Next Sarah Palin | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Sarah Palin may look nothing alike, but they increasingly have more and more in common with one another, w...

Did Newsweek's Rick Perry Cover Story Get It Wrong?

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a recent cover story, Newsweek lionized Perry as the ruggedly handsome Marlboro man with thick waves of hair who might be the next Ronald Reagan, r...

Rick Perry's Secret Plan for Texas Border Security: "Ridiculous"

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Pop quiz: Who has better hair than Sarah Palin, also seems to believe their proximity to another country makes them qualified to run a country and wh...

Why Democrats Can Win Texas

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathan Daschle

Don't believe the hype. Even though Republicans are already popping their champagne corks in hopes of making big gains this year, Democrats are quiet...

Charlie Cook: Texas Governor's Race Is A Tossup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Political prognosticator Charlie Cook moved the Texas Gubernatorial race between incumbent Republican Governor Rick Perry and former Houston Democrati...

Glenn Beck Accuses Tea Party Candidate Of Being A 9/11 Truther (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate and Tea Party activist Debra Medina has been creating quite a stir in Texas politics lately. Recent polls showed that sh...

Perry-Hutchison Fight May Cause Major Fallout In GOP

Fort Worth Star Telegram | ANNA M. TINSLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Texas Democrats watching the state's top two Republicans fight for their party's gubernatorial nomination are glad that Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. ...

Kinky Friedman Launching Another Run For Texas Governor

Forth Worth Star Telegram | DAVE MONTGOMERY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Calling himself the "only true man of the people" in the race, Austin author-entertainer Kinky Friedman plans to launch his Democratic campaign for go...

Political Snowbirds: The Case for Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for Texas Governor

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

State Senator Leticia Van de Putte's future-planning proposals aim to make the world a better place for her grandson. This desire to benefit generations beyond her own, is leadership with a conscience.

Bush Appointee May Run For Texas Governor As A Democrat

Star Telegram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Having wrapped up his career as an ambassador under President Bush, Fort Worth's Tom Schieffer is back home and pondering a run for governor - as a De...