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Oct. 13, 2017
The Blast: Culberson gets outraised by 2 Dem foes again, Cruz not interested in challenging Trump, Trump taps ex-TCEQ chair for top environmental job
Oct. 12, 2017
The Blast: TAB's PAC eyes bigger role in 2018, Straus forms economic competitiveness committee, CIA director Pompeo talks at UT
Oct. 11, 2017
The Blast: Cruz raises $2M to O'Rourke's $1.7M, U.S. senators pitch Texas for second Amazon HQ, Hurd challenger pulls in $200K in first month
Oct. 10, 2017
The Blast: Texas Dems apologize for shooting tweet, Patrick primary challenger emerges, Q3 numbers start to come in
Oct. 9, 2017
The Blast: Super PAC draws 2018 Cruz intrigue, Abbott talks lege races and bump stocks, Cain speech at TSU halted amid protests