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July 12, 2018
The Blast: Patrick has $14M cash on hand, Austin shooting suspect had Capitol ties, Jones drops first TV spot in TX-23 general election
July 11, 2018
The Blast: O'Rourke to brief supporters amid fundraising speculation, Abbott accepts TV group's debate invitation, Valdez names new campaign manager
July 10, 2018
CORRECTED: The Blast: Cloud sworn in as next TX-27 congressman, Cruz reportedly raises $4M+ in Q2, Abbott talks trade and "Texas brand"
July 10, 2018
The Blast: Cloud sworn in as next TX-27 congressman, Cruz reportedly raises $4M+ in Q2, Abbott talks trade and "Texas brand"
July 9, 2018
The Blast: 4 Texas Dems running for Congress report 7-figure hauls, White's home-stretch spending revealed, Gohmert leaps to Jordan's defense