Gardere

Which Democrat has best chance to chair a Senate committee?

Rodney Ellis
Chuy Hinojosa
Royce West
John Whitmire
Judith Zaffirini

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Abbott & Patrick Cast Lobbyists
in Major Roles on Capitol Staffs

Two new state leaders enlisting seasoned pros from private sector for key public positions.

Straus One Vote Shy of Victory
on GOP Votes Alone in 2015 Bid

Speaker pushes pledge count in caucus to 75 with dozen more vows from Republicans.

Straus Won't See Title as Omen
Despite Governor's Experience

Leadership group steers back to path with controversy potential with Texan of Year honors.

Flurry of Special Elections Offer
Outside Partisan Gain Chances

Ex-Senator Seeks to Pass Torch
for Kolkhorst Fight with Nemisis

Van de Putte Running for Mayor
as Dems Line Sights with Reality

Juggling Act Could Be Ticket
as Dominos Fall in SE Texas

Speaker Race Strategy Comes
into Focus with Second Wave

Democrats Could Play Deciding
Role in Speaker's Contest Again

New GOP Senator's Staff Chief
Drafted Plan that Sparked Furor

Spending Cap Fears May Fuel
Dependence on the Democrats

Abbott Secures Black Caucus
Invite in Bridge Building Sign


Hailey's Comment: Straus
on Track to Crack 76 in Caucus in Anomaly Race

Speaker can expect to add more to official pledge count in fight that goes against grain with record vote clamor.


Political Consultants Scorecard: Winning Isn't Everything in Wave Grade
Strategist who pulled rug on foes rosy claims and hands-on local expert share MVP honors on all-star team for fall.


Best of the General Election: Coastal Comeback Surpasses Predictions on Photo Finish
Open race rebound relied on good defense to prevent hurricane haunting as forgotten county tips final scale.


Best of the General Election: Lawmaker Avoids Partisan Traps with Personal Touch
South Texan who spurned Dems holds ground on high road despite attacks as GOP's first winner ever in home county Jim Wells.


Greg Abbott

Best of the General Election: Governor-Elect's Campaign Was Borderline Masterpiece
Republican left superstar foe staggered with bid that played to his strengths while exploiting her own in tour de force showing.

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