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Trump team's alleged Russia ties get muted response from Texas Republicans

Donald Trump rallies a crowd of veterans at Drake University on Jan. 28, 2016, while other Republican presidential candidates hold a final Des Moines debate prior to the Iowa caucuses.
Donald Trump rallies a crowd of veterans at Drake University on Jan. 28, 2016, while other Republican presidential candidates hold a final Des Moines debate prior to the Iowa caucuses.

Texas Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for more Congressional oversight, amid news reports of Trump allies communicating with Russian officials. House Republicans, for the most part, are quiet on the matter. 

Every Doggett Has His Day

The U.S. House has passed a bill on Tuesday that is expected to send about $800 million to bolster the state’s education budget. But thanks to an amendment added by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, the funding comes with Texas-specific strings attached. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune has this report.
She's the Democratic nominee for Congress in Tom DeLay's old seat. But Texas Democrats don't want anything to do with her, citing her alignment with the LaRouche movement's "thuggish" behavior and more.

The Curious Case of Kesha Rogers

She's their nominee for Congress in Tom DeLay's old district, but Kesha Rogers — who considers health care reform "fascist" and wants Barack Obama impeached — has few friends in the Democratic Party.

U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison rides on her campaign bus in north Dallas while going over a speech with advisor Todd Harris during the Republican primary campaign.
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison rides on her campaign bus in north Dallas while going over a speech with advisor Todd Harris during the Republican primary campaign.

2010: KBH is 28th Most Conservative Senator

National Journal says she's more conservative than Alexander, Hatch, Murkowski, and a few others but less conservative than the vast majority of her colleagues.

Search our interactive chart, which details campaign financing by Texas candidates for U.S. Congress during 2009.
Search our interactive chart, which details campaign financing by Texas candidates for U.S. Congress during 2009.

The Capital Gang

The six Texas congressional candidates who ended the year with $1 million or more on hand are incumbents. Only two of the candidates with the 20 biggest bank accounts are not.

Frequent Flyers

Members of the Texas congressional delegation took more than 200 privately funded trips, at a cost of more than $350,000, in 2008 and 2009.