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November 7, 2018      1:29 PM

Updated: Texas House Democrats pick up a dozen seats, two Republican senators defeated

RPT Chair Dickey acknowledges losses in major metropolitan areas and concedes there is much work to do; the firewall for the GOP was rural Texas, where voters and community leaders largely reject school vouchers and strict tax caps

After Tuesday’s election, there is no doubt a blue wave crashed into a red wall in Texas but not without doing some significant damage to the Republican Party’s grip on power at the Capitol in Austin.

Amid energized opposition to President Donald Trump and excitement surrounding the well-funded candidacy of Rep. Beto O’Rourke against Sen. Ted Cruz, state-level Democrats made historic gains in the Texas House and were able to pick up two seats in the Texas Senate.

By Scott Braddock

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