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2018 Midterm Elections

Texas Public Radio, with support from member stations in the Texas Station Collaborative, brings you complete coverage of the 2018 midterm elections.

Lupe Valdez, the Democratic nominee for governor, swung away at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in their first and only debate Friday evening, while Abbott largely ignored her and defended his first term.

Congressman Beto O’Rourke, the El Paso Democrat hoping to oust Sen. Ted Cruz in November, is not shying away from talking about race. And black voters are noticing.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released last month, 97 percent of black voters surveyed said they favor O’Rourke.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his closest challenger, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, take the stage in Austin tonight for the first and only debate between the candidates.

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It was more duel than debate as Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke went after each other from the start of their Friday showdown in Dallas. Snappy and heavy on snark, Cruz and O’Rourke held nothing back in the first of three debates.

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