2018

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Saturday | 8:30 AM

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One on One with Joe Straus

The Speaker of the House on the regular and special sessions, Republicans at war and the future of Texas

Supported by AT&T

Joe Straus

Speaker of the Texas House

Evan Smith  (mod.)

CEO of The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 9:50 AM

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The Grassroots Agenda

What the most conservative elected officials and activists in Texas want from the next election cycle and the 86th Legislative Session

Jeff Leach

State Representative

Matt Rinaldi

State Representative

Chip Roy

Director of the Center for the Tenth Amendment Action at the Texas Public Policy Foundation

Peggy Venable

Senior Visiting Fellow for the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Education Freedom

Jim Henson (mod.)

Director of the Texas Politics Project

Saturday | 11:10 AM

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One on One with Beto O'Rourke

The Democratic congressman from El Paso on his longshot race for the Senate against Ted Cruz

Saturday | 1:45 PM

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A Different Kind of Service

How time in the military prepares you to run for office — and how it shapes your thinking about national security, veterans affairs and other issues in play

Supported by Lockheed Martin and Oldcastle Materials

César Blanco

State Representative

George P. Bush

Texas Land Commissioner

MJ Hegar

Retired Air Force Officer and Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative

Chris Tomlinson (mod.)

Business Columnist for the Houston Chronicle

Saturday | 3:05 PM

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The Democratic Playbook

If there’s any chance at all of turning Texas blue in 2018, or of taking back the U.S. House or Senate, you have to start with a plan

Wendy Davis

Former State Senator and Founder of Deeds Not Words

Gilberto Hinojosa

Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party

Jess O’Connell

CEO of the Democratic National Committee

Chris Turner

State Representative

Patrick Svitek (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 4:25 PM

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Race, Voting and the Courts

How the prolonged legal wrangling over redistricting and voter ID could literally redraw the state’s political map

James Dickey

Chairman of the Texas Republican Party

Michael Li

Senior Redistricting Counsel the New York University School of Law

Burt Solomons

Former State Representative

Jim Malewitz (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune

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