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Election Campaigns

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    October 18, 2013

    We are Going to Win, Even if We Know We're Going to Lose: Overconfidence in Political Campaigns

    It's an interesting fact of political life that campaigns and their staffers/volunteers are quite bad at predicting whether or not they will actually win a given race. To give one salient example, despite the fact that Romney's internal campaign polling told them they would likely lose, they still ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Desperate Election Day Tactics: Mary Ann Perez's Campaign Sends Dumb Letter

    You know a political candidate is pretty desperate when their campaign releases an "open letter" to their rival on election day, accusing them of stealing campaign signs, without any proof. And that's just what the campaign for state district 144 candidate Mary Ann Perez did today. The letter accu ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2012

    The Tea Party Democrat

    Party leaders want to throw out District Attorney candidate Lloyd Oliver and the donkey he rode in on.

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    June 30, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Alternative Songs for the 2012 Candidates

    Please god, no.​Poor Michele Bachmann, first the John Wayne/John Wayne Gacy thing, now Tom Petty's piling on as well: The inaugural music-related strike of the 2012 presidential race comes from Tom Petty, who issued a cease and desist letter to Michele Bachmann's campaign to get her to stop ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Songs In The Key Of [Presidential] Fail

    Please god, no.​Poor Michele Bachmann, first the John Wayne/John Wayne Gacy thing, now Tom Petty's piling on as well: The inaugural music-related strike of the 2012 presidential race comes from Tom Petty, who issued a cease and desist letter to Michele Bachmann's campaign to get her to stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    The Other Winners And Losers Of The 2009 Election

    ‚ÄčEvery election cycle, there are winners and there are losers. 2009 is no different. Here is a list of winners and losers and brief reason why.WinnersGarnet Coleman -- He was one of the few African-Americans that supported Annise Parker when she began her career. He stuck out his neck once again, ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Why Annise Parker Won And Gene Locke Lost

    Photo by Daniel Kramer‚ÄčThe path to victory for Annise Parker looked easy and if you run a well-oiled machine, that is exactly how it should be. Bottom line, Gene Locke did not win because he lacked the campaign experience that Parker had learned over the last ten years.Locke had the support ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

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    October 19, 2009

    Local Mayoral Campaigns Use Social Media, and Apparently That's News

    ​If you don't have eyes, ears, or a television set with that nonsensical converter box, you may not be aware that today kicks off early voting for stuff that's pretty crucial to the Houston political agenda. Not only can you stick your ballot in the box for City Council, City Controller, comm ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    Barack Obama and Me

    It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator

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    August 10, 2006
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    March 16, 2006

    Displaced in the Diaspora

    New Orleans mayoral candidates are looking for votes -- and finding them in Houston

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Election Ennui

    Why the mayor's race hasn't caught fire

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    October 2, 2003

    A Little Jump to the Right

    Can a ballot triple shift win City Hall for the GOP?

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    August 28, 2003

    Running Mates

    Michael and Nandy Berry are world-class charmers. But what's really behind those two smiles?

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    February 20, 2003

    Mayoral Field of Dreams

    If you pay them, they will come

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    October 31, 2002

    Dream Team or Bad Dream?

    Democrats sift pre-election portents for the answer

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    December 20, 2001

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    Some pols count blessings; others keep on running

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    November 29, 2001

    The Two Faces of Womack

    Is his campaign currying gays in Montrose, then bashing them in black areas?

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    October 25, 2001

    Smackdown at City Hall

    Candidates clash in a castaway district, exes attack, and Bell wringers rumble for a final round with Brown. Voters, pick your fight.

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    October 25, 2001

    Running on Empty

    Local political campaigns struggle to get news coverage

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    September 27, 2001

    An Early War Casualty?

    Mayoral challengers find money, attention and time dwindling

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    September 6, 2001

    GOP Jitters

    While a party chair guards his rear, Vision America makes judges nervous

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    August 31, 2000

    Campaign Finance Laws, What Are They Good For?

    Absolutely nothing! Yarbrough proves it again.

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    July 20, 2000

    GOP Inc.

    How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine

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    May 25, 2000

    Have Gavel Will Travel

    Campaign cash carries a retired judge around the world

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    May 25, 2000

    District 25's Rudy Giuliani

    Sudan campaigns for Congress amid connubial carnage

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    March 2, 2000

    This Bud's for John

    John McCain's family

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    January 6, 2000

    Uploading

    If her capers as comptroller don't catch her, Carole Rylander is ready to ride the Internet to greater political fame

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    December 30, 1999

    The Insider

    Rolling the Credits on Council's "B" Movie: The dynamic duo of Yarbrough, Johnson leave a legacy of campaign high jinks

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    November 18, 1999

    Strong Convictions

    Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned

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    November 11, 1999

    The Deal Busters

    GOP chair's super slush fund helps sink arena deal

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    August 19, 1999

    Ross Tossed

    Perot inspired his legions to throw the hypocritical rascals out of politics. He just never thought he'd get the boot, too

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.

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    March 11, 1999

    Contributing Factors

    Debra Danburg swears she'll defend your right to open government. But when it comes to Internet campaign finance reports, ignorance is bliss.

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    February 4, 1999

    The Wooden Indian Ticket?

    A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.

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    January 28, 1999
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    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?

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    July 16, 1998
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    July 2, 1998
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    March 26, 1998

    Situational Ethics

    As Jew Don Boney has moved upward in public life, have his values changed to meet his needs rather than those of his constituents?

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    October 30, 1997
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    August 7, 1997
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    October 3, 1996
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    July 11, 1996
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    January 18, 1996

    He Spanked an American Hero

    And it's not every candidate for Congress who can say that

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

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    September 29, 1994

    Son of Lindsay ... Son of Driscoll

    Robert Eckels and Vince Ryan fight the battles of the past as they fight each other for county judge

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    August 25, 1994

    Vince Ryan's Distress

    His campaign manager's gone, his headquarters got smoked, but domestic bliss awaits

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