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Elections 2018

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Texas lieutenant governor is said to be the most powerful political office in the state. Its occupant controls the work of the Texas Senate and controls the budgeting process as a leader of the Legislative Budget Board.  

We talk to Democrat candidate Mike Collier.

Liam James Doyle / NPR

Updated at 9:55 a.m.: Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court cleared a key procedural hurdle after the Senate voted to limit debate on Friday.

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

Texas has set a new voter registration record, which could lead to a record number of votes in a midterm election that has placed the state in the national spotlight.

Shelby Tauber / The Texas Tribune

Did you register to vote yet? Are you even eligible to vote? All important questions — especially if you're not sure.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Republican Pete Flores has won the special election for Texas Senate District 19 — a seat previously held by Carlos Uresti. Flores will serve the remainder of Uresti’s term, which lasts through 2020.