The Brief: Patrick and Castro Go Face to Face

The Big Conversation

Julián Castro and Dan Patrick square off this evening in a San Antonio television studio for their long-awaited debate over immigration. We will livestream the 6 p.m. event, which is moderated by the Tribune's Evan Smith. In the meantime, here are some things to watch for tonight:

•    Tone: Patrick is the candidate with all the momentum in the GOP runoff contest for lieutenant governor against the incumbent David Dewhurst. His "jarring message" on illegal immigration — to use the phrase from the San Antonio Express-News' John W. Gonzalez — is one of the reasons why. Will ...

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