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Nov. 15, 2018
The Blast: Bonnen announces another speaker hire; O'Rourke, subject of 2020 buzz, blogs about running; Capitol vets roll out new firms
Nov. 14, 2018
The Blast: Bonnen names chief of staff, talks to Patrick; Jones, trailing Hurd, attends freshman orientation; Middleton to join Freedom Caucus
Nov. 13, 2018
The Blast: Bonnen moves quickly on speaker transition, Jones loses legal fight over provisional ballots, Paxton promoted to RAGA chair
Nov. 9, 2018
The Blast: House Dems move to make consensus speaker pick, races that may still be too close to call, starting to game out the SD-6 special election
Nov. 8, 2018
The Blast: Garcia slates presser on Senate seat, Hurd up 1,150 votes as Jones holds out, more post-election finger-pointing at straight-ticket voting