A Texas appeals court has thrown out a money laundering conviction against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. In a 2-1 vote, the court ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence to support the conviction, but Travis County prosecutors say the case is far from over.

Meanwhile, a watchdog group based out of Washington D.C. is calling Gov. Rick Perry out for what they claim is excessive spending on advertisements to lure job providers to Texas.

In Thursday’s Capital Tonight, we spoke with one of the people behind the study to see how much is being spent and where the money is coming from.

CAMPAIGN SPECULATION

Political strategists Ted Delisi and Harold Cook joined us to talk about the DeLay decision and consider the implications of Wendy Davis’ big October announcement.

CANDIDATE CONVERSATIONS

And in the final part of our Candidate Conversation series for House District 50, we sat down with chiropractor Mike Van de Walle to talk about his position as the only Republican running in the special election.