Weekend Insider: Ron Paul's Shoes, Social Media Sabotage

This week in the Texas Tribune Weekend Insider:
Ron Paul is a tough act to follow, and in an election full of confusion over a delayed primary date and hastily drawn district boundaries, some of the major GOP candidates running to replace the doctor in Congress aren’t even trying to fill his shoes.

We also look at the influence of social media on the Texas primary. Sites like Twitter and Facebook allow a candidate to get out their message, but social media can also be a sabotage strategy. And it's one that is seriously at play in Texas’ later-than-usual primary — from fake Twitter feeds to hijacked website domains to allegations of email and Facebook forgery.

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