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Capital Tonight: After filing deadline, reassessing the field

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The paperwork has been signed and the candidates for the 2014 elections are now in place. Republicans saw a last-minute surprise, after U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed as a primary challenger to Sen. John Cornyn, and Democrats got an early Christmas present in the form of one judge's party switch.

In Tuesday's Capital Tonight, we took a closer look at where the top-tier candidates stand, along with Rep. Stockman's chances now that the dust has settled.

Prosecutor on Trial

It was day two of the civil trial over Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, a process that will ultimately decide whether she can keep her job.

We heard more about the events leading up to her drunk driving arrest back in April, plus we talked to political analysts Harold Cook and Ted Delisi about what's next for her office and the Public Integrity Unit.

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Sentencing Reform

Texas has a reputation for being tough on crime, but a new poll shows many voters are in favor of going easier on certain criminals in hopes of lowering costs. We talked to Sarah Rumpf with the Right on Crime initiative about what the numbers mean for elected officials.

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