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Feb. 12, 2019
The Blast: Hegar, Davis not ruling out runs vs. Cornyn; polls close at 7 in HD-125 special election; Abbott renews offensive against local ordinances
Feb. 8, 2019
The Blast: O'Rourke to counter-program Trump rally in El Paso, Pelosi coming to Austin next month, HD-125 special election hits home stretch
Feb. 7, 2019
The Blast: DCCC puts Allred, Fletcher on priority list; Castro continues to weigh in on Va. turmoil; more El Paso Dems condemn Trump ahead of rally
Feb. 6, 2019
The Blast: Whitley confirmation hearing set for Thursday morning, Trump slates Monday rally in El Paso, Cruz gives foreign policy speech at AEI
Feb. 4, 2019
The Blast: 3 big events in Texas politics Tuesday, Whitley going before nominations committee Thursday, Castro moves quickly to denounce Northam