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3 Pride Parade Houston June 2014 Mayor Annise Parker and Kathy Hubbard
With a city that leans liberal, it's not surprising that Houston would elect a lesbian mayor. Photo by Dalton DeHart
President Barack Obama speaking in East Room White House January 2014
The city of Houston narrowly voted for President Obama in the 2012 election. Photo by Jacquelyn Martin
Rick Perry wearing cowboy boots and a suit
Gov. Rick Perry consistently draws a smaller percentage of votes in Houston and other major Texas cities than he does in rural areas of the state. GOP12.thehill.com