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May 16, 2018
The Blast: Castro to stump for Valdez, Patrick campaign lambastes Straus over "responsible" GOP donations, Abbott goes another round with Valdez
May 15, 2018
The Blast: Valdez outraises White — but not by much after corrected numbers, a few other runoff report takeaways, Lucio drafts sports betting bill
May 14, 2018
The Blast: Green denounces Pelosi for impeachment pushback, Paxton to make "major announcement" on opioid crisis, Smith hits campaign trail for Roy
May 13, 2018
The Blast: Early voting for May 22 runoffs starts Monday, Valdez and White debate in Austin, Hensarling goes after Gooden in race to replace him
May 11, 2018
The Blast: Hotly anticipated Valdez-White debate starts at 7, a few takeaways from pre-runoff FEC reports, Biden gets behind Jones in TX-23 runoff