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Texas Take


Oct 11, 2018

Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O'Rourke are making their final arguments to voters across the Great State in the home stretch of the U.S. Senate campaign.

Richard Linklater, the renowned Austin filmmaker, has now directed TV ads for an anti-Cruz PAC in which the argument is that Cruz is weak instead of "Tough as Texas" -- his campaign slogan. "Come on, Ted," the ad concludes. The polls, though, show Cruz is solidifying his lead over the Democratic challenger by at least 9 points.

Meantime, a prominent Texas Republican says he'll be voting for the Democrat running against Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

And Gov. Greg Abbott didn't attract very many Texas House Republicans to his fundraiser during Texas-OU weekend in Dallas. What does that mean for his relationship with members of the Texas House going into the 2019 legislative session?

Go behind the headlines for a look at what's really going on at the Texas Capitol and in Washington with the state's #1 political podcast: The Texas Take. Join the conversation featuring Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, Texas Public Radio Capitol reporter Ryan Poppe, and Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace.