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March 21, 2019
The Blast: O'Rourke not giving Cornyn a pass in re-elect, Texas 2020ers say no to AIPAC confab, Texas Democratic Party staffs up for cycle
March 20, 2019
The Blast: Hillary Clinton endorses in Dallas mayoral race; O’Rourke adds rallies in Houston, Austin; Team Cornyn circulating playbook against Castro
March 18, 2019
The Blast: O'Rourke off and running; Cornyn, Castro trade jabs ahead of likely matchup; Abbott, Turner get into Twitter spat
March 12, 2019
The Blast: Polls close at 7 in HD-125 runoff, Patrick says no monuments coming down at Capitol, O'Rourke teases 2020 reveal in new Facebook ads
March 11, 2019
The Blast: Pruitt, Zinke to headline Dallas GOP dinner; Castro hits Sanders from left on reparations; Olson not running for TX-SEN — but maybe TX-24