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One major goal of Texas Republican leaders is to keep their supermajority of votes in the state Senate — and with Pete Flores' victory in Senate District 19, they are one step closer to that objective.


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There are now seven candidates vying to be the next Texas House speaker, but despite the crowded field, political experts believe the more conservative Republican House members will likely receive the most votes when the session begins in January.


State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine
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Pete Gallego, a Democratic candidate for Texas Senate District 19, faces a new challenge to his candidacy — and this one involves the FBI.


State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine
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A Travis County state judge dismisses Republican claims that the Democratic candidate for Texas Senate District 19 is not a resident of the district.


From Texas Standard:

Political pundits, pollsters and activists have been saying for a while that the 2018 midterm elections are likely to result in some upheaval in the ranks of incumbent officeholders. Already, in special elections in other states, Democrats have run strong in reliably Republican areas, and here at home, one senator, and several members of Congress face enthusiastic opposition. But statewide officeholders – Republicans Gov. Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller – face somewhat easier paths to reelection. Still, Democrats are campaigning aggressively.

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