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When it comes to the 2020 Austin City Council election set for November 3, 2020, voters can examine the actual performance of the four incumbents seeking reelection. But what of the other 16 candidates whose names are the ballot to fill five seats on the dais? None have held elective office.

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Austin's top employment sectors are healthcare, education, business services, and government, but you wouldn't know it based on local political giving.

According to The Austin Bulldog's analysis of donations to City Council candidates in the first six months of 2020, the real estate and construction industries account for a significant share of political giving.

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When the final special election results were in for both Travis and Bastrop counties, former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt inched ahead of State Representative Eddie Rodriguez by another 446 votes.

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By Daniel Van Oudenaren, The Austin Bulldog

It's only a 10 minute walk from the Travis County headquarters on Lavaca Street to the Texas Capitol that sits astride Congress Avenue, but the two buildings house governing bodies that are worlds apart politically—the one local and liberal in its orientation, the other significantly more conservative.

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Among the half-dozen candidates on the July 14 special-election ballot for State Senate District 14, incumbent District 51 State Representative Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) has a huge lead in fundraising.

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The city of Austin so far has approved 52 Economic Injury Bridge Loans totaling $1,720,400.

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The Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD) provides administrative and budgetary support for the Travis Appraisal Review Board (ARB). The two separate entities are collaborating to plan how formal protest hearings may be conducted safely during a pandemic while still complying with state statutes.

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