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Texas Take

Oct 18, 2018

Sen. Ted Cruz is getting backup from President Trump on Monday when he comes to Houston to rally for the senator fending off a challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke.

Trump's theme at campaign rallies around the nation has been that a vote for the candidate he supports equates to a vote for him. Will such a message help or hurt Cruz heading into early voting starting on Monday?

Meantime, O'Rourke learned to make a fist as he and Cruz took the gloves off and sparred in their likely final debate this week in San Antonio. We'll break it down.

Plus, Democrats are making their final push for votes all up and down the I-35 corridor from Dallas to Bexar Counties. Will it put them over the top in legislative races?

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.