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The brand new Congressional District 33 runoff race is one of the hottest in North Texas. Early voter turnout is already higher than predicted. Fort Worth’s Marc Veasey and Domingo Garcia, from Dallas, have honed their messages to win as many Democratic votes as possible. 

For Now, No Need For Photo ID at the Polls

Jul 23, 2012
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If you don’t have your voters’ certificate, or driver’s license, or a state-issued ID, you can still vote in the Texas primary runoff elections starting today.

Janine Khammash / KERA

Early voting begins today for Texas runoff elections. Nowhere are the candidates campaigning harder and spending more money than in the Republican U.S. Senate race. On Saturday Ted Cruz headlined three Tea Party rallies beginning in Garland, where he fired up a crowd of about 100.

Todd Gillman / Dallas Morning News

Former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert upstaged a televised debate between Republican senate candidates David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz Tuesday night when he appeared with Dewhurst and endorsed him. 

Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert finished third in the Republican primary behind Dewhurst and Cruz, both of whom sought his support.

Leppert said his decision on who to endorse came down to the question of who could create jobs.  He said Dewhurst has proven he can do that by building a successful energy business. 

Less than three weeks before Election Day an independent poll shows Ted Cruz overtaking David Dewhurst in the Republican race for the U.S. Senate.  It comes in the midst of news that previous Dewhurst speeches have been removed from the Internet. 

David Woo / Associated Press

Accusations of dishonesty and Republican involvement fired up the debate between Congressional District 33 Democrats Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey as they squared off at KERA Tuesday.

David Woo / Associated Press

During last night’s KERA debate, Democrats running for Congress in District 33 disagreed over Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Air Force jet. It’s built in Fort Worth by thousands of workers. State Representative Marc Veasey from Fort Worth favors the fighter. Former Dallas State Representative Domingo Garcia has concerns.

David Woo / Associated Press

The Democratic primary hopefuls in the new Congressional District 33 race traded political shots during Tuesday’s debate on KERA. 

Sparks flew in recent meetings between former Dallas State Representative Domingo Garcia and Fort Worth State House member Marc Veasey. Tonight, fireworks may flare again in KERA’s runoff debate between the two Democrats.

The Democratic candidates in the runoff for US Senate talked about health care, border security, gay marriage and marijuana in their first televised debate hosted by KERA. BJ Austin reports.

David Otero / Associated Press

Some of the undecided Republican voters attending Friday’s U.S. Senate debate between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst say they now know who they will support, though most with seats in the KERA studio haven’t changed their minds.

Matthew Otero / Associated Press

Republican Senate candidates Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst are back on the campaign trail after facing off for the first time Friday. That’s when they appeared in KERA’s statewide debate. Bill Zeeble reports if the debate is any indicator, differences voters see between the two may be more on style than policy.

Matthew Otero / Associated Press

Tribune staff charts a play-by-play of tonight's debate between the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate at KERA studios.

Republican voters will be asking questions when Senate candidates Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst meet tonight for their first one-on-one debate at KERA.

There’s one day left before Republican Senate candidates David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz face off in their first televised debate, live from KERA’s studios. 

KERA will host a second U.S. Senate debate between the Democrats who finished first and second in the May primary. Former state representative Paul Sadler and retired educator Grady Yarbrough will tape a one-hour television debate that will be broadcast on KERA Channel 13 on Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. and in other Texas markets at various times.

The Texas Republican Party has adopted a plan for some of the illegal immigrants in our state. This weekend the party adopted a platform calling for a guest worker program.  

Republican activists who booed U.S. Senate Candidate David Dewhurst earlier cheered loudly and waved a sea of Ted Cruz placards as Dewhurst’s opponent took the stage at the state GOP convention Saturday.

Texas Democrats Look For Momentum At Convention

Jun 8, 2012
Pat Hernandez / KUHF News

Democrats are meeting at the Brown Convention Center downtown will continue the process of rebuilding.

At the state Republican convention Friday supporters of U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Cruz walked out as his opponent David Dewhurst began to speak. It was the second day Cruz activists dissed Dewhurst in front of fellow Republicans.

Republican activism may have reached a new level Thursday when delegates at the state GOP convention in Fort Worth booed Governor Rick Perry. 

A defense lawyer in the corruption investigation of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price says it’s hard to keep quiet. But that’s just what he’s ordering his client to do.

Both candidates in a run-off for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination accepted KERA's invitation to debate.

Shelley Kofler

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate David Dewhurst says he plans on accepting KERA’s invitation to debate opponent Ted Cruz at KERA’s Dallas studios.

Republicans David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz are headed for a runoff election in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.  

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There were 11 democrats vying for the Congressional District 33 nomination. Now the field has narrowed to two.

BJ Austin / KERA

Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert’s run for U.S. Senate ended an hour and a half after the polls closed as he arrived at his campaign watch party.

On the last day of early voting, Republican U.S. Senate candidates David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz are clashing over their records on immigration, taking to the airwaves and Internet with their accusations.

Bill Zeeble / KERA

It’s the last day of early voting before next Tuesday’s primary. In the crowded race for the new Congressional District 33 seat, two perceived frontrunners are still campaigning.

It’s morning in Oak Cliff. Standing by volunteers and his campaign bus, former Dallas City Council member and State Representative Domingo Garcia gets ready to roll across the new district the covers parts of Dallas and Tarrant Counties. He’ll make five stops, and especially target Fort Worth State Representative, Marc Veasey.

Underdogs of District 33 Persist

May 25, 2012
Dr. David Alameel Campaign

Marc Veasey and Domingo Garcia are the perceived frontrunners, but other contenders like Dr. David Alameel have become familiar to voters in the 33rd Congressional District.

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