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Davis Kaufman

Which former House member is having best Senate session?

Brandon Creighton
Lois Kolkhorst
Jose Menendez
Charles Perry
Van Taylor

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Abbott Gives Walker Schooling
on Avoiding Immigration Trap
Texas governor offers lesson on not being pinned down by press that border guest ducks.

Texas House Tax Cut Plan Hint
Sparks Speculation on Bluffing
Timing of Bonnen notice and plan's dimensions and scope raise gamesmanship questions.

Serenity Prevails as Senators
Endorse Record Tax Cut Plan
Partisan warring gives way to play nice spirit as package passes with little fight from Dems.

Patrick and Bush Could Have
Top Special Senate Race Odds

United Committee Vote Doesn't
Ensure Smooth Budget Sailing

Perry and Cruz Face Intense
Competition for Texas Cash

Dems Salivating on Prospects
for Ted Cruz as GOP Nominee

Ted Cruz Fundraiser Hosts List
Features Former Perry Backers

Cruz Campaign Alliance Value
Would Fall with Stumble in 2016

GOP Chief Views Party Vision through Red Rose Tint Lens

Speaker Foes May Have Found
First 2016 House Primary Recruit

Campus Gun Push No Longer
Bipartisan Duel in State Senate

House Endorses Border Security
Accord with Bipartisan Support

Hailey's Comment: House Budget Battle Could Spawn Strange Bedfellows
Votes on texts behind wheel and other moves may be signs of improbable alliance potential for spending fight.


Leadership Shakeup
Fuels Shift at Capitol
with Tea Party Tint

Red connections could be gold as changes at the top rock rankings amid all-time talent infusion.

Hired Gun Lobbyists
Rising Star Lobbyists
Lobby Teams & Groups
Corporate and More

Class of 2015

Morgan Meyer Konni Burton
Cesar Blanco Tony Tinderholt

Rookie Groups Mirror Business Establishment Battle with Tea Party
Freshmen delegation is tale of two factions in one party that dominates new lawmaker brigade.

Most Tea Party
Most Pro-Business
Most Experienced
Best Campaigns

Texas Independents Days Rankings: Centrist Majority with Tea Party Exceptions
Lawmakers make major splash going against grain on weed, taxes, abortion, regents, Senate rule and election strategy.

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