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10/24/2014 07:39 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
TWC News: Capital Tonight: Mail-in Ballots Spike, Reporter Roundtable
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Mail-in Ballots Spike

We're now one week into early voting, and already there's an interesting trend this election.
Turnout numbers are up among mail-in ballots.
We take a closer look at why people are skipping the polls and mailing in their vote.

Reporter Roundtable

With Election Day around the corner, new polling numbers show Republicans are coasting to a statewide sweep.
The reporter roundtable weighs in on the new numbers, and takes a look ahead at the likely make-up of the next legislature.

TWC News: Capital Tonight: Mail-in Ballots Spike, Reporter Roundtable
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PolitiFact Texas

A TV attack ad by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte claims a vote in the legislature by her opponent Dan Patrick allowed rapists to walk free. But is it true? Gardner Selby with PolitiFact Texas joined us Friday to fact check her claim.

TWC News: Capital Tonight: Mail-in Ballots Spike, Reporter Roundtable
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10/23/2014 01:32 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
TWC News: Capital Tonight: Ebola Task Force Hearing, Big GOP Leads in New Poll
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Ebola Task Force Public Hearing

The Governor-appointed Ebola preparedness task force heard from the public for the first time, Tuesday. They discussed ways the state can improve communication and create more options for Ebola patients. Capital Tonight's Karina Kling tells us what the state is doing to protect patients and healthcare workers from infectious diseases.

Big Lead for GOP in Latest Poll

A new UT/Texas Tribune Poll shows a double digit lead for the GOP in all the statewide races, including the race for governor. In the video below, our Capital Commentators Harold Cook and Ted Delisi dive deeper into the numbers, and tell us what the candidates can do to make sure they're on top in November.

TWC News: Capital Tonight: Ebola Task Force Hearing, Big GOP Leads in New Poll
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A Closer Look at Governor Candidates' Education Plan

What does the governor's race mean for the future of Texas education? We took a closer look at both candidates' plans for public schools, Thursday.

Plus, Executive Director Gary Godsey from the Association of Texas Professional Educators offered his thoughts on what's riding on this election.

TWC News: Capital Tonight: Ebola Task Force Hearing, Big GOP Leads in New Poll
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10/23/2014 01:58 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
TWC News: Capital Tonight: Analyzing Voter Turnout Efforts and Voter ID Requirements
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Gubernatorial Candidates Try to Increase Voter Turnout

In less than two weeks, only one of them will be planning their new administration.
But for now, both Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis are determined to be the next governor.
We discuss the latest in their "Get Out the Vote" efforts.

Texas Secretary of State Explains Voter ID Requirements

In order to cast your ballot, you'll need to bring very specific photo ID to the polls.
Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry joins us with the details, and explains your options if you don't have the required documentation.

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Railroad Commissioner Candidate on Oil and Gas Boom

And the latest oil and gas boom in Texas doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
That's how the Republican nominee for Railroad Commissioner sees things.
Ryan Sitton sits down with us for another Candidate Conversation.

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10/21/2014 06:55 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
TWC News: Capital Tonight: Perry Announces Ebola Treatment Center
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Perry Announces Ebola Treatment Center

The state's Ebola task force took a first big step Tuesday in preparing for the disease should it spread to other Texans.
Governor Rick Perry announced the creation of a second Texas facility that will deal exclusively with such cases.
Capital Tonight's Karina Kling takes a look at how those centers will work.

Congressman McCaul on Federal Ebola Response

Texas Congressman Michael McCaul says there are new developments in the federal response to the Ebola scare.
He joined the show to give us his assessment of the situation, and to explain what's being done to contain and eventually prevent the disease.

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Political Strategists Discuss Tuesday's Headlines

Political strategists Harold Cook and Rob Johnson break down the political headlines of the day, and take a look at the latest ad battle in the race for Lieutenant Governor.

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10/20/2014 06:04 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
TWC News: Capital Tonight: Lawmakers Weigh Ebola Readiness, Early Voting Begins
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Lawmakers Assess State Ebola Response

State lawmakers continue to search for answers on how to be better prepared for future Ebola cases, should they arise. Members of the House Committee on County Affairs were briefed by state and local health officials, Monday. As Capital Tonight's Karina Kling explains, some hospital officials said they would not be comfortable treating an Ebola patient long-term.

Early Voting

Monday was the first day of early voting, in Texas. Watch the video below to for information about what you should know before you head to the polls. Capital Tonight's Paul Brown spoke with Elisabeth MacNamara, the national president for the League of Women Voters, and Travis County voter registrar, Bruce Elfant.

Plus, the Quorum Report's Harvey Kronberg broke down some of the latest statewide race poll numbers in his weekly On the Agenda commentary segment.

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Candidate Conversation

Capital Tonight's Paul Brown sat down with John Cook, the Democratic nominee for Land Commissioner, for an extended interview, Monday. Watch the video to hear why the former El Paso mayor is confident he can defeat Republican George P. Bush.

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