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On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross, Patrick and Agnes about our first-ever downtown Texas Tribune Festival, Tuesday night’s San Antonio special election upset and the latest Cruz-O’Rourke polling.
1. Fast-approaching Festival
Agnes, Evan and I tell you everything you need to know to have a great experience at our annual Texas Tribune Festival, running Sept. 27-29 in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. Big-name speakers? Expanded free programming? Yoga on the Capitol lawn? Yes please. Register today!
2. A special election upset
Patrick explains how a Republican — yet again — has won a San Antonio special election, this one for a long-Democratic state Senate seat. And Ross reveals what it means for the GOP supermajority in the upper chamber.
3. Polling particulars
There are two new polls out in the Ted Cruz-Beto O’Rourke U.S. Senate matchup, one that shows Cruz ahead by 9 points, another that shows O’Rourke up by 2. Our panelists weigh in on why the polls might be different — and which spread sounds more realistic.
We’ll see you on Thursday next week, for our live TribCast recording at the Texas Tribune Festival!