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Even as President Donald Trump and the news media mark the 100th day of his administration, the thoughts of those keeping up with politics are already turning to the 2018 midterm elections.

David Martin Davies

President Donald Trump's plan to build a massive wall along the entire U.S. Mexico border has it's supporters and opponents among the residents who live on the Texas southern border.  Last Saturday it was the anti-wall forces that wanted to make sure their opinion was heard. They staged a protest on the international bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico.

As a Mariachi band played, several hundred people from both side of the Texas Mexico border lined up along the Del Rio Ciudad Acuna Bridge. Then they linked arms and cheered.

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From Texas Standard:

With flights to Washington D.C. canceled because of a blizzard, Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd – both members of Congress from Texas – needed a way to get back to the nation’s capital. So they rented a car and set out, taking Facebook viewers along for the ride.

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Republican Congressman Will Hurd's race against Democrat Pete Gallego in the 23rd Congressional District is one of the most competitive in the country. As Election Day approaches, Texas Public Radio asked the two candidates about the values that influence their decisions. Hurd says his time as a San Antonio upbringing and CIA experience led him to U.S. Congress. 

The candidates for Texas’ U.S. House District 23 faced off Thursday in the only debate of the campaign, hosted by KSAT-12.

One of the Republicans who is calling on Donald Trump to abandon his presidential bid is Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican who represents Texas’s 23rd congressional district. Hurd is also facing a tough race for re-election against Democrat Pete Gallego.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Aaron Schrank of Texas Public Radio about the race.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Over the weekend a handful of elected-Texas Republicans announced they were no longer supporting Donald Trump as the GOP presidential candidate, some even asking that he step down.  But while others have scolded Trump for his “hot mic” comments about groping women, these same Texas elected officials have not denounced his candidacy.

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The Democrat running in U.S. House District 23 is playing the “Trump” card. Pete Gallego believes Republican Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric has so offended voters in this predominantly Latino border district that he can reclaim the seat he narrowly lost to Republican Will Hurd two years ago.

In an eatery in the border town of Eagle Pass, a Donald Trump piñata hangs from the ceiling. Democrat congressional candidate Pete Gallego’s campaign is hosting this first presidential debate watch party. Guadalupe Cardona’s eyes burn as he watched Trump on TV.

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