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Texas Elections 2018

Texas House Democrats expect midterms will boost their bargaining power in speaker's race

In the GOP-dominated Texas House, can Democrats influence who will replace House Speaker Joe Straus? Some Republican members say that's unlikely but others insist that, on such an important decision, the minority party can't be ignored.

The House Chamber at the Texas Capitol on August 16, 2017, the morning after the end of the special session.

Texas Elections 2018

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz defeated Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke in the race for U.S. Senate. View full 2018 Texas election results or subscribe to The Brief for the latest election news.

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