Elections 2018: Races to Watch

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How Beto Built His Texas-Sized Grassroots Machine

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To pull off the largest GOTV effort in state history, O’Rourke turned to the top architects of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.
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Will Matt Rinaldi Pay for Calling ICE on Latino Protesters?

The North Texas Republican has made enemies during his time in the Freedom Caucus, including police unions and his GOP predecessor. Democrats look to capitalize in November.

On the final day of last year’s legislative session, hundreds of mostly Hispanic protesters filed into the Capitol gallery overlooking the Texas House floor. ...Read More

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Burn It All Down

Ben Fountain’s new book of essays chronicles the ascent of Trumpism with a keen eye for the past, present and future.

The rise of Donald J. Trump repeatedly confounded political scholars, reporters, pundits and campaign operatives alike. Time after time, those who closely follo...Read More

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Dan Patrick’s Cloistered Culture War

Instead of talking to voters or debating his opponent, Patrick is flying on a private jet, boycotting Nike and trying to score facetime on Fox News.

In late July, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made a trip to Washington, D.C., to beg White House officials to send President Trump to Texas to shore up support...Read More

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Sri Kulkarni is Changing the Way Democrats Talk to Asian Americans

Asian voters could hold the key to Democratic gains in the diversifying purple suburbs of Texas. Houston-area Republican Congressman Pete Olson’s challenger is betting on it.

Sri Kulkarni is Changing the Way Democrats Talk to Asian Americans Asian voters could hold the key to Democratic gains in the diversifying purple suburbs of Tex...Read More

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Beto Bets on the Border

Will showing up with a high-minded call for border solidarity translate to the historic levels of Latino turnout that O’Rourke needs?

Beto Bets on the Border Will showing up with a high-minded call for border solidarity translate to the historic levels of Latino turnout that O’Rourke needs? ...Read More

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