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Wendy Davis Opponent Getting Education Policy From a White Supremacist?

Wendy Davis Opponent Getting Education Policy From a White Supremacist?
After unsuccessfully mansplaining equal pay for three weeks, Greg Abbott, the Republican frontrunner for Texas governor, finally changed the subject by citing the work of conservative libertarian scholar Charles Murray, a "white nationalist" who opposes universal pre-K. "Oops" doesn't quite cut it, but this is more than a simple gaffe. Using Murray's research could lead Republicans toward education policies that rely more upon eugenics than on equality.
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TX Town Pays Ted Nugent $16,250 Not to Perform at Fourth of July

TX Town Pays Ted Nugent $16,250 Not to Perform at Fourth of July
According to the Longview News-Journal, the town of Longview, Texas has decided to pay Nugent $16,250, half of his his fee, not to perform at their upcoming Independence Day celebration.
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Wendy Davis' Fundraising Results...In Animated GIF Form

Wendy Davis' Fundraising Results...In Animated GIF Form
The stats from Wendy's report are impressive: 85 percent of her 84,704 individual donations were under $50, as over 71,843 people supported her campaign. She has donors from all 254 counties in Texas, and in-state money makes up 70 percent of her haul. Burnt Orange Report reacts to this news...in GIF form.
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Wendy Davis' Massive Campaign Fundraising: $12.2 Million from 71,843 individuals

Wendy Davis' Massive Campaign Fundraising: $12.2 Million from 71,843 individuals
Wendy Davis raised $12.2 million to kick off her campaign, more than the $11.5 million the Abbott campaign reported. In the first fundraising report since her campaign announcement in early October, we learn today that Wendy Davis has raised a massive amount in donations from an astounding number of donors. Davis raised $12.2 million from 71,843 individuals, and received donations from every Texas county.
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'No Guns Allowed,' Says TX Mall After AR-15 Carrying Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct

'No Guns Allowed,' Says TX Mall After AR-15 Carrying Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct
Parkdale Mall in Beaumont is clarifying its ban on all guns in response to an incident where Derrick Poe was charged with disorderly conduct for slinging an AR-15 across his back.
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Man Arrested for Carrying AR-15 Around Mall Could Hurt TX AG's Push for Open Carry

A gun store owner in Beaumont faces up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted of disorderly conduct after he walked through Parkdale Mall on December 28th with an AR-15 strapped to his back. The man turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest but he maintains that he did nothing "illegal."
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Greg Abbott Tries to Take a Stand, but Candidate for Gov Fails to Address 96% of TX Students

Greg Abbott Tries to Take a Stand, but Candidate for Gov Fails to Address 96% of TX Students
Unless Greg Abbott plans to turn the entire Texas Public Education system into charter schools and magnet academies, his latest campaign video still sheds little light on his position regarding education funding or traditional public schools.
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2014 Elections Kick Off in TX: Davis and Abbott to Face Primary Challengers for Gov

2014 Elections Kick Off in TX: Davis and Abbott to Face Primary Challengers for Gov
Over the weekend, filing in Texas for the 2014 general election officially began. Between the two major parties, 82 candidates filed paperwork to officially become candidates. Leading each of their parties, Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) were both at their respective state party offices on the first day, making their expected 2014 face-off for Texas governor official.
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Wendy Davis Gains Ground in TX Gov Race, Trails Greg Abbott by Only 5 Points

Wendy Davis Gains Ground in TX Gov Race, Trails Greg Abbott by Only 5 Points
A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll out Monday shows Greg Abbott at 40 percent to Wendy Davis' 35 percent. A full 20 percent of voters are still undecided. An early October poll from Texas Lyceum showed Davis trailing by eight — 29-21 — with 50 percent of voters saying they had not yet decided.
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TX AG and GOP Candidate for Gov Has a Very Friendly Relationship With a Very Racist Blog

TX AG and GOP Candidate for Gov Has a Very Friendly Relationship With a Very Racist Blog
Texas Attorney General — and probable GOP candidate to replace Rick Perry in 2014 — Greg Abbott, along with his team, may be too close for some people's comfort to a right-wing blogger named Robbie Cooper. Cooper is a guy who repeatedly calls black people "animals" and, quite blatantly, the ultimate racial epithet.
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