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2018 Midterm Election Results in West Texas

Results for the November 6, 2018 midterm elections are in.  In one of the closest races Texas has seen in a while, Sen. Ted Cruz eked out a victory over El Paso Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke, sending Cruz back to … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Defeats Beto O’Rourke In Re-Election Fight

The race between Cruz and O’Rourke emerged as one of the hottest in the country, with Democrats hopeful that O’Rourke could break the Texas GOP’s iron grip on statewide offices.

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It’s Election Day. See What’s On Your Ballot And What You Need To Vote

Early voting in the November Midterms begins today Monday, Oct. 2  and runs through Nov. 2. Across counties, in West Texas, there is a slew of local and county-wide races on the ballot. You can find a breakdown of what you … Continue reading

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Do Political Yard Signs Actually Change Voters’ Minds?

Political pros talk about “activating” voters who are already fans of a political party.  And sometimes, signs are just subjects of curiosity for passersby.

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Senate race tops $100 million with latest filings from Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, have now raised more than $100 million combined.

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Why Texas’ Massive 23rd District Is Important For Republicans And Democrats

The sparsely populated region that’s bigger than some states is 70 percent Hispanic, but also covers part of the Permian Basin where the oil-and-gas industry has a lot of influence.

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How Can Ordinary Citizens Bridge The Partisan Divide?

The loud, divisive rhetoric on both sides of the aisle may not be pushing people to the political center but somewhere else: over the edge.

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Why Do We Elect Judges In Texas?

The Texas Standard and public radio stations across the state have been working together to help you make sense of the midterms through our Texas Decides project, inviting listeners to send in their questions. Our question-asker is Patsy Culver, a … Continue reading

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WATCH: Cruz, O’Rourke Debate In San Antonio

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who trails Sen. Ted Cruz in the polls of a senate race that has garnered national attention, turned markedly more aggressive, while the two clashed on topics ranging from the judicial confirmation of Bret Kavanaugh and the makeup of … Continue reading

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National Voter Registration Day: What You Need to Know When Voting In Texas

Did you register to vote yet? Are you even eligible to vote? All important questions — especially if you’re not sure. But you’re in luck — we’ll show you how to find out. Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan effort with a … Continue reading

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