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Hispanic, Latino vote could rule Texas politics

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It was 2004. A woman fried food on the stove, speaking to her nephew rapidly in Spanish about the election. “You have to vote for Bush because we can’t have people depending on welfare,” she said. “Everyone has to work hard to succeed here.” Her nephew is SMU ... More »

Texans excited about Abbott’s victory

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AUSTIN– Texas pride seemed palpable at the Greg Abbott watch party after Republican victories swept the state. The audience at Austin’s Moody Theater was full of delight and enthusiasm. Guests enjoyed dinner and cocktails while listening intently to all of the... More »

Some SMU students disappointed by Davis’ loss

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by Lee Gleiser A lone student sat studying in the M Lounge at Hughes Trigg about 9 p.m. Tuesday in a room that earlier had been crowded with hopeful Wendy Davis supporters. SMU’s Women’s Interest Network hosted the watch party for Davis, the Democratic candida... More »

A look at the Texas governor election

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The nominees for governor of Texas, Greg Abbott (R) and Wendy Davis (D), are not a surprise. Each candidate is highly favored within his or her respective party. The primary election for governor was not exciting. However, the race for governor will be a close... More »