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July 15, 2019
The Blast: Where's Beto's Q2 report?; all the campaign fundraising news that's fit to print; Olson gets another Democratic opponent
July 12, 2019
The Blast: Pence visits border w/ senators including Cornyn; Kamala Harris gets 3 N. Texas endorsements; O'Rourke camp swipes at Steyer's self-funding
July 11, 2019
The Blast: Pence, Cornyn to tour border Friday; the latest state House candidates; Castro dings Biden on Section 1325
July 10, 2019
The Blast: West sets July 22 announcement amid TX-SEN buzz, Dem attorney launches TX-6 run w/ team of pros, 2 more GOPers announce bids for Wray seat
July 9, 2019
The Blast: Houston reportedly getting Democratic presidential debate, big Q2 hauls keep coming in, Dems get a ratings upgrade in TX-SEN