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How The Texas Democratic And Republican Party Platforms Compare

Posted on · Last month, Texas Republicans and Democrats approved the latest versions of their party platforms. A close look at these documents offers a snapshot of where the two parties stand on guns, gay rights, marijuana and other hot-button issues.

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Analysis: It Doesn’t Matter What The Supreme Court Says, Texas Republicans Already Won Redistricting

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a Texas redistricting case that could ultimately result in big changes to the state's political maps. But the courts have taken seven years to get this far, and that's a win for the Republicans favored by the current maps.

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Texas Republicans Getting Almost 90 Percent Of Money Flowing Into State Elections

Posted on · Donors pumped a total of $67 million into state-level campaigns from the beginning of 2017 through Jan. 25, and a whopping $57 million of it, or about 86 percent, went to GOP candidates, according to a Texas Tribune analysis. Gov. Greg Abbott got nearly a third all the political money raised since the start of last year

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GOP Convention Wrap-Up: Friday’s Show (July 22, 2016)

Posted on · The 2016 Republican National Convention concluded last night (July 21, 2016), with Donald Trump accepting his party’s nomination for President. On this edition of Houston Matters, News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider joins us from Cleveland to discuss the Texas GOP delegation’s week. (Above: Texas delegates cast their votes on the floor of the […]