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The Ticket 2016: What's Next for the GOP?

This week on The Ticket 2016 podcast: KUT’s Ben Philpott talks with ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd on what's next for the GOP, and he takes a peek at the upcoming Texas Republican convention.

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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 2016: Still no Jay, who's on assignment in South America. But also no more Cruz, no more Kasich and lots of questions for the GOP. With Donald Trump all but assured the Republican Presidential nomination, dozens of Republican politicians and pundits hit social media and wrote op-eds saying their party is either dead, dying, or  — in the best case scenario — doesn't represent their opinions anymore. To help sort out what's next for the Grand Old Party, Ben Philpott talks with ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd.

Before the national convention in Cleveland, Republicans in Texas will head to Dallas for their state convention. Ben talks with KUT Politics and Policy reporter Ashley Lopez about how the impending Trump nomination could play out at the Texas Republican convention.

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