2012 Election http://tpr.org en Dewhurst Aide Accused Of Stealing $1 Million From Senate Campaign http://tpr.org/post/dewhurst-aide-accused-stealing-1-million-senate-campaign A former aide to Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is being accused of stealing at least $1 million from Dewhurt’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.<p>Kenneth “Buddy” Barfield was already <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/dewhurst-accuses-campaign-manager-embezzling-600k">facing accusations</a> that he embezzled at least $600,000 from a state campaign account. Now, a spokesperson for Dewhurst says they believe Barfield stole more than $1 million from a separate campaign fund aimed at securing Dewhurst the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.&#160;<p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:13:51 +0000 Nathan Bernier, KUT News 6080 at http://tpr.org Dewhurst Aide Accused Of Stealing $1 Million From Senate Campaign Dewhurst Accuses Campaign Manager Of Embezzling $600K http://tpr.org/post/dewhurst-accuses-campaign-manager-embezzling-600k Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is accusing one of his aides of stealing at least $600,000 from his campaign.<p><em>The Dallas Morning News</em> reports that Kenneth “Buddy” Barfield, an Austin political consultant who has worked for Dewhurst for years, is alleged to have use accounting tricks and false invoices to take the money. The embezzlement allegedly goes back years, and could involve up to a million dollars of campaign funds.<p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:45:56 +0000 Terrence Henry, KUT News 3956 at http://tpr.org Dewhurst Accuses Campaign Manager Of Embezzling $600K What Cruz's Senate Victory Means For Texas, The Senate, And The Tea Party http://tpr.org/post/what-cruzs-senate-victory-means-texas-senate-and-tea-party <p>Most of the U.S House and Senate candidates who lined up with the Tea Party did not win their races last night. Two notable exceptions were Michele Bachmann in Minnesota — and Ted Cruz here in Texas. So what does Cruz's victory means for the state, the Senate, and for the Tea Party.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:25:25 +0000 David Pitman - KUHF Houston 1487 at http://tpr.org How Accurate Were Presidential Predictions In The 2012 Election? http://tpr.org/post/how-accurate-were-presidential-predictions-2012-election <p></p><p>There were several notable predictions made leading up to the General Election on Nov. 6, and since the first debate the opinion polls were twisting the odds this way and that. Now that the results are in, we can see who had the right idea, and who was just guessing.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:56:22 +0000 Ryan Loyd & Chris Eudaily 1436 at http://tpr.org How Accurate Were Presidential Predictions In The 2012 Election? How Obama Took The Battleground States http://tpr.org/post/how-obama-took-battleground-states The much-hyped battle for the battleground states turned into more of a rout on Election Day, as President Obama swept through eight key states and looked on course to capture Florida.<p>Swing states — Ohio, Virginia, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nevada, Colorado, New Hampshire — viewed as tossups a day before the voting fell without much fight into the blue column. Only North Carolina went for Romney.<p>How did the Obama campaign pull it off? It came down to a mixture of demographics, superior organization and a few tactical missteps from Republicans, political observers tell NPR.<p>George C. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:42:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 1442 at http://tpr.org How Obama Took The Battleground States Taking A Look At Bexar County Election Results http://tpr.org/post/taking-look-bexar-county-election-results <p>Generally speaking, Texas is a Red state - the Romney/Ryan ticket landed 57 percent of the vote to the Obama/Biden 41 percent, which failed to reach the 44 percent they got in 2008 - but the vote counts in metropolitan areas show strong pockets of Democratic support.</p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:02:35 +0000 Chris Eudaily 1441 at http://tpr.org Taking A Look At Bexar County Election Results Cortez Defeats Incumbent Garza In Texas House District 117 http://tpr.org/post/cortez-defeats-incumbent-garza-texas-house-district-117 <p></p><p></p><p>Republican incumbent John Garza was elected during the Republican sweep in the 2010 mid-term elections, but this year former San Antonio City Councilman Philip Cortez ended election night with 53 percent of voter support to win the seat.</p><p>Cortez said he pledges to fight any additional cuts to the Texas education system when he takes office in January.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:36:41 +0000 Joey Palacios 1425 at http://tpr.org Cortez Defeats Incumbent Garza In Texas House District 117 Pamerleau Beats Ortiz: First Elected Female Bexar County Sheriff http://tpr.org/post/pamerleau-beats-ortiz-first-elected-female-bexar-county-sheriff <p></p><p>Bexar County will have a new sheriff after the Republican challenger unseated Democratic incumbent Amadeo Ortiz. &nbsp;</p><p>Bexar County Sheriff-Elect Susan Pamerleau had a smile from ear to ear with an early vote lead of nine percent when the polls closed on election night. In the end, Pamerleau had won by a slim margin with 51 percent.</p><p>At the Republican watch party, Pamerleau dropped hints that she is intent on changing some of the inner workings of the sheriff’s department.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:30:01 +0000 Joey Palacios 1424 at http://tpr.org Pamerleau Beats Ortiz: First Elected Female Bexar County Sheriff Tea Party's Campbell Easily Defeats Courage In State Senate District 25 Race http://tpr.org/post/tea-partys-campbell-easily-defeats-courage-state-senate-district-25-race <p></p><p>The Tea Party-supported doctor beat Democratic opponent John Courage, a San Antonio teacher, with just over 65 percent of the vote in a race that wasn't close from the time early voting numbers were posted.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:13:01 +0000 Ryan Loyd 1411 at http://tpr.org Tea Party's Campbell Easily Defeats Courage In State Senate District 25 Race Veteran Congressman Lloyd Doggett Beats Narvaiz In Congressional District 35 http://tpr.org/post/veteran-congressman-lloyd-doggett-beats-narvaiz-congressional-district-35 <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; ">Congressman Lloyd </span>Doggett<span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; "> will be headed back to the nation’s Capital, but this time to represent an entirely new district.</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> The 2010 Census birthed Congressional District 35 due to the rise in the Hispanic population, and on</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> election night, Doggett proved to be the long-lasting representative he has come to be known for. </span></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:45:08 +0000 Ryan Loyd 1409 at http://tpr.org Veteran Congressman Lloyd Doggett Beats Narvaiz In Congressional District 35