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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
Nov. 9, 2017
The Blast: Isaac announces run for Smith seat, DCCC adds TX-21 to target list, Abbott makes first House primary endorsement
Nov. 8, 2017
The Blast: Pence visits Sutherland Springs, Roberts jumps in TX-2 race after Poe retirement news, Texas GOP wants commitments on caucus speaker choice
Nov. 7, 2017
The Blast: Poe is latest Texas congressman to announce retirement, Miles denies sexual harassment allegations, Villalba wants gun violence panel
Nov. 6, 2017
The Blast: Sheets is first GOPer to enter TX-5 race, Pence heading to Sutherland Springs on Wed., Harvey-hit superintendents attend Senate hearing