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Sept. 20, 2018
The Blast: More outside money for Culberson, Sessions; two more TX-SEN polls released; Dems flag "shady" door hangers in TX-32
Sept. 19, 2018
The Blast: Ivanka Trump making 2-day Texas trip; Trump Jr. to visit Wichita Falls for Cruz; TX-SEN candidates set for CNN town halls
Sept. 18, 2018
The Blast: Polls close at 7 in SD-19 special election runoff, state biz groups split in some key races, O’Rourke to air Spanish-language TV ad
Sept. 17, 2018
The Blast: Tomorrow is SD-19 special election runoff; Cruz, O'Rourke split on Amber Guyger firing question; Allred starts TV ads in TX-32
Sept. 14, 2018
The Blast: Cruz, O'Rourke lock in 3 debates; DCCC elevates TX-2, TX-21 on target list; Culberson drops first TV ad