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Democratic National Convention Coverage

Castro Electrifies Democratic Convention CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa was making his way up and down the several rows of his state’s raucous delegates on Tuesday night, telling them that in 15 minutes “the mayor” would be speaking. That’s San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, 37, who had been tapped to deliver the keynote […]

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Democratic National Convention Coverage

At National Convention, Texas’ LGBT Democrats Show Their Strength Tuesday, September 4, 4:32 p.m. EDT CHARLOTTE, N.C.—When the roll call came for Texas at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Caucus meeting in Charlotte at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the applause was louder and lasted longer than perhaps any other state. With 33 LGBT members, […]

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Texas Insurance Commissioner Raises Campaign Money From Insurance Industry

Texas Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman has been on the job less than three months, but it appears she already has an affinity for the pay-to-play political culture of Gov. Rick Perry’s administration. On Sept. 20, Kitzman headlined a political fund-raiser where she helped tap the insurance industry—the very companies she’s charged with regulating—on behalf of […]

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