The Brief: Winners and Losers in the Castro-Patrick Showdown

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One man made the difficult decision to call a winner in Tuesday night's debate on immigration between Julián Castro and Dan Patrick. That man was Patrick, who said in a statement afterward, “This wasn’t about winning or losing, but I do feel that I won in San Antonio tonight because I got to discuss one of the most pressing public policy issues in our state."

Other observers weren't so sure about whether there were any obvious winners. The Austin American-Statesman's Tim Eaton said the encounter "allowed both Castro and Patrick to meet ...

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