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Posted: Mar 8, 2014 5:34 AM

Updated: Mar 8, 2014 5:34 AM

There's no shortage of tea party challenges for congressional seats this year, but just how many are likely to win remains unclear. Texas held the nation's first primary, and Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions defeated tea party foes. The only tea party candidate seen as having a good chance for a Senate victory this year is Chris McDaniel in Mississippi.

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) A former South Texas probation officer is free on $290,000 bond following a corruption indictment. The indictment by a grand jury in Starr County in the Rio Grande Valley borderlands accuses 31-year-old Joseph Romeo Ozuna of forging a judge's signature and asking one of his probationers to have sex with him for money.

HOUSTON (AP) The head of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges with hopes of avoiding a life prison term. Under federal law, Larry Max Bryan could be sentenced to up to life in prison. The plea agreement calls for prosecutors to recommend the 52-year-old serve no more than 25 years.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) There won't be a runoff in the race for Texas state comptroller. State Rep. Harvey Hilderbran has conceded the election to Glenn Hegar, clearing the way for him to accept the nomination. Hegar was just a few votes shy of winning more than 50 percent of the vote, and barring a victory from absentee and provisional ballots, would have faced Hilderbran in a runoff.

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