A former U.S. Attorney and former mayor of Heath, Ratcliffe got about 30 percent of the vote in the GOP primary election; Ralph Hall got 46 percent. The two will meet in a runoff on May 27.
Hall declined an invitation to join the conversation, citing a scheduling conflict, but did agree to a separate interview with News 8.
Every Sunday morning we go to Austin to get context from the Capitol. No one has a better seat for it than Ross Ramsey, the executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. He discusses the appearance of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live; the runoff challenges facing David Dewhurst and Dan Branch; and the surge of tea party candidate Dan Patrick.
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Ed Gray from 411 Reality Radio says conservatives are making a shallow argument against President Obama this election year by portraying the chief executive as a modern day dictator.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is in the news again.
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Republicans have launched RedState Women, a new political action committee aimed at female voters. Those behind the effort say it's designed to show that Democrats don't have a lock on women voters. Cari Christman, executive editor of the new PAC, discusses the aims of the group with Jason Whitely.
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President Obama vs. Vladimir Putin? The situation in Ukraine isn't as simple as many make it out to be. American companies have billions invested in Russia. A lot is at stake. But could the U.S. take a stronger stance? That's the focus of this week's Flashpoint debate, with Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer on the right and author and producer Katie Sherrod on the left.
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Jason Whitely, Ross Ramsey and Bud Kennedy put the week's political headlines in perspective on Reporters Roundtable. They discuss Wendy Davis' fresh assaults on gubernatorial opponent Greg Abbott; the Democratic runoff race for the agriculture commissioner nomination; and Ted Cruz' endorsement of State Senate candidate Konni Burton.
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