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Feb. 15, 2018
The Blast: Abbott to stump for House primary challengers, Blocker gets Tea Party nod after Miller debate, Cruz issues warning about Trump impeachment
Feb. 14, 2018
The Blast: Ken Paxton denounces Huffines ad in wife's race, Abbott compares Sarah Davis to Wendy Davis in new ad, Cruz backs Swanson for re-election
Feb. 13, 2018
The Blast: Huffines vs. Paxton continues to heat up, Abbott unveils first TV ad for re-election bid, Dickey gets foe for Texas GOP chairmanship
Feb. 12, 2018
The Blast: Pence headlining Trump fundraiser Friday in San Antonio, Right to Life picks Huffines over Paxton, Estes accuses Patrick of bribing Fallon
Feb. 9, 2018
The Blast: Huffines' anti-Paxton mail marks turning point in SD-8, Castros hitting trail for Hulings in TX-23, ART makes 10 more primary endorsements