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Nov. 17, 2017
The Blast: Campbell draws primary challenger, Abbott weighs in on Moore allegations, TX-7 gets "Toss Up" billing
Nov. 16, 2017
The Blast: Texas politicos remember Steve Mostyn, Hotze stands by Moore in Alabama, French running against Geren again
Nov. 15, 2017
The Blast: RGA confab kicks off in Austin, Rinaldi says committee won't let him ask questions, governors say Moore should exit Senate race
Nov. 14, 2017
The Blast: Sylvia Garcia enters race for Green seat, Abbott makes picks for school finance commission, TAB releases scorecard after tough sessions
Nov. 13, 2017
The Blast: Cruz breaks silence on Moore allegations, Green announces retirement from House in 2018, more Abbott lege endorsements on the way