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Party Politics 75: Beto vs. Ted—It’s Debate Time for The U.S. Senate

Three debates for O’Rourke and Cruz—What’s the potential impact and what to look for!

Photo of Cruz: J. Scott Applewhite/AP / Photo of O'Rourke: Al Ortiz/Houston Public Media

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With three debates in 2 weeks, the U.S. Senate race is going to be front and center in everyone's mind. Podcast hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer give you a 6-minute primer on what to listen for in the debates between Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent, Congressman Beto O'Rourke.

NATIONAL TOPICS

-Paul Manafort takes a plea! — What are the implications for President Trump?

-President Trump orders immediate declassification of Russia docs — Security experts are worried.

-FEMA Director Brock Long is being investigated for using funds for personal travel. What's the impact?

-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual misconduct — How does it affect confirmation?

TEXAS TOPICS

-Republican Jerry Patterson endorses Democrat Miguel Suazo for Land Commissioner over former rival George P. Bush.

-Trump weighs in on another Texas Congressional race by endorsing Congressman Pete Sessions.

-Willie Nelson faces backlash for backing Beto!

-Senate District 19 shocker! Republican Pete Flores wins in a big upset over Democrat Pete Gallego.

You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Don Geraci, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Al Ortiz.

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