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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 43: The Senate Race, Cruz Vs. O’ Rourke

“There’s a huge number of people who don’t know who Beto O’ Rourke is…Senator Cruz, whether fair or unfair, is disliked by a majority of Texans” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on the challenges for both candidates in the U.S. Senate race

Laura Skelding: O'Rourke/Douglas Young: Cruz
U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso (left), and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.


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This week’s Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus bring you:

  • State Republican Executive Committee censures (who else) House Speaker Joe Straus

  • Hilderbran out at Texas Facilities Commission Director

  • Texas Associated Business "dark money" scandal

  • Kay Granger possible Appropriations Chair

Then they get into the nuts and bolts of fundraising numbers in the race for the Senate between Beto O’ Rourke and Senator Ted Cruz . As always, don't forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too. You can download them on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Tweet us at #PartyPoliticsPod or email

Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and Todd Hulslander is the audio engineer.

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