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May 17, 2019
The Blast: 10 days until sine die, Biden plans Texas trip later this month, budget agreement has "a lot of big blanks"
May 16, 2019
The Blast: Gun activists sue Bonnen over Facebook comments; Patrick, Castro react to Trump immigration plan; 2020ers send messages for TX Young Dems
May 15, 2019
The Blast: Jones raises $100K in first 24 hours, O'Rourke livestreams El Paso haircut, Bonnen hopes to avoid members campaigning against members
May 14, 2019
The Blast: Hegar ups revenue estimate by $518M; Vela backs Biden over Castro, O'Rourke; Johnson unveils big endorsements in Dallas mayoral runoff
May 13, 2019
The Blast: Chick-fil-A bill gets second life in Texas Senate; Is O'Rourke really rebooting?; Jones launch looks likely Tuesday in TX-23