This week the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Texas banking billionaire R. Allen Stanford with over $8 billion in fraud, leaving depositors throughout Latin America wondering where their money is and whether they'll get it back.

After Texas Democrats scored a string of upsets over GOP incumbents -- winning Dallas County offices, judgeships across the state and two congressional seats in 2006 -- state party members say voters are rediscovering their once-moribund party.

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