Man Wins Election In Mississippi By Drawing Longer StrawTwelve years after losing a coin toss in a tied election for alderman in coastal Mississippi, independent Charles Piazza won a tie by drawing the longer of two straws.
Texas Primary Sends Message Cruz, Tea Party Still Wield Considerable InfluenceThe first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the Tea Party still wield considerable influence in one of the nation's most conservative states.
Timeline Of Events In Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Life Rick Perry had led a charmed political life, never losing an election between 1984 and 2010, despite switching parties and having the state around him shift from faithfully Democratic to fiercely Republican. But the longest-serving governor in Texas history saw his ballot-box fortunes change dramatically with 2011 and his disastrous run for the White House.
Perry Delays Announcement On Re-ElectionGov. Rick Perry says he is delaying an announcement on whether he will run for re-election until after the new special session ends.
Perry: 'Biggest Pipedream I Have Ever Heard' As Former Obama Aides Launch Plan To Make Texas Blue-StateFormer aides to President Barack Obama are kicking off a plan to turn reliably red-state Texas blue.
Jamie From King County: "15 Is A Lot"
Obama Wins Re-Election; Looks Ahead To Future
"If The South Would Have Won" Would We Have It Made?Intern Roger Dunlop visits the polls to find out "if the South would have won" would we have it made?
Texas Woman Forced To Cover Up 'Vote The Bible' Shirt In Order To Cast BallotA Texas woman claims that a polling place forced her to cover up her “Vote the Bible” shirt she was wearing or she would not be allowed to vote.
Tea Party Wins Big In Texas; Incumbents Pushed Out Texas Republican voters made their preferences clear: The tea party is in and incumbents are out.
Lawmakers Who Joined GOP Struggle For Re-Election When state Rep. J.M. Lozano abandoned the Democratic Party in March, the Texas GOP held a welcoming ceremony at its Austin headquarters featuring the biggest of its big guns, including Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Opinion: Florida's Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and MinoritiesElected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.
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