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Political Roundup: Impeachment, Trade, And Local Candidates In And Out

We break down the week’s biggest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

While some dramatic developments continue in Washington, D.C. — including House Democrats’ announcement of plans to file articles of impeachment against President Trump and House Democrats and organized labor supporting an updated trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada — there have also been some significant developments in local politics in recent days just ahead of Saturday’s Houston municipal runoff election.

Among the goings-on: the just-released Houston Public Media/KHOU runoff election poll results and announcements that change the makeup of races for Congress and Harris County Commissioner.

In the audio above, we seek insight on those and other topics from two area political analysts:

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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