Inside Texas Politics (11/18)

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by BRAD WATSON

WFAA

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 18 at 3:31 PM

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is once again challenged on the far right by other Republicans. Can he win again? And what about the state budget and spending decisions ahead? He is our featured guest on this week's edition of "Inside Texas Politics."

Do the changing demographics in Texas and the nation mean a long, slow slide into oblivion for the Republican Party? That's the topic of today's Flashpoint debate pitting Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer on the right, and former State Rep. Domingo Garcia on the left.

And on Roundtable, Texas Sen. John Cornyn becomes the second highest-ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate. What does that mean for Texas? Dallas Morning News Austin Bureau chief Christy Hoppe joins the conversation with News colleague and political writer Gromer Jeffers.

WFAA political reporter Brad Watson is the host.

E-mail bwatson@wfaa.com

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