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Texas Take

Aug 2, 2019

As he faces accusations of potential bribery and politically targeting members of his own party, Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has demanded that an audio recording be released of a meeting he had with the spokesman for a group called Empower Texans. Some Republican lawmakers who have heard the tape say it supports the accusations. We break down the latest.

Plus the Texans running for the White House survived round two of the presidential debates in Detroit this week. And yet another Texas Republican is retiring from Congress.

Go behind the headlines for a look at what's really going on at the Texas Capitol and in Washington with the state's No. 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.