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March 16, 2018
The Blast: Sessions loses friend and foe in Slaughter, Patrick names committee replacements for Estes & Uresti, 4 ex-rivals back Cloud in TX-27 runoff
March 15, 2018
The Blast: TX-16 primary losers allege voter fraud, monitoring the James Dickey opposition, Moser offers more extensive apology for past writings
March 14, 2018
The Blast: Democrats' PA-18 win reverberates in Texas, Cain's Hawking tweet spawns outrage, Paul Ryan to Austin next month for fundraiser
March 13, 2018
The Blast: Federal appeals court upholds most of SB 4, debate drama emerges between Valdez and White, Gutierrez locks up early support in SD-19 bid
March 12, 2018
The Blast: Club for Growth open to further runoff involvement, Alvarado looks for early SD-6 edge with endorsement list, Abbott taps 3 new UH regents