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The Ticket: The First Democratic Debate

This week on The Ticket: Jay Root and Ben Philpott talk with Evan Smith about how Texas could play a defining role in both party primaries. And Jay and Ben offer their analysis of the first Democratic presidential debate.

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The Ticket was a weekly look at presidential politics from a Texas perspective in the leadup to the 2016 election. It included veteran political reporters Jay Root of The Texas Tribune and Ben Philpott of KUT NewsFind it on SoundCloud and Stitcher

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This week on The Ticket: Sure, most of the political attention is in the early primary states, but The Texas Tribune's Jay Root and KUT's Ben Philpott think the Texas primary on March 1 is still going to play a giant role in picking the next president. They talk with Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief and CEO Evan Smith about the role the Lone Star State could have in both the Republican and Democratic primaries.

Ben and Jay taped this podcast right after the first Democratic debate; hear their thoughts on the candidates' performance. 

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