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U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-District 32), chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee, discusses his re-election bid with host Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy. We'll also hear from Sessions' tea party challenger, Katrina Pierson, who has been endorsed by the powerful FreedomWorks PAC and popular conservatives.

Tea party-backed African-American State Rep. Scott Turner, a freshman from Frisco, says he wants Rep. Joe Straus' job as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. We discuss Turner's chances with Ross Ramsey, executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune.

Jerry Patterson is among the few Republicans reaching out to Hispanics. He's running for lieutenant governor, and is planning ads targeting Latino voters. Critics commend him, but Mercedes Olivera says the GOP needs more than a campaign slogan to attract Hispanics.

The husband of a brain-dead pregnant woman is suing a Fort Worth hospital to have her removed from life-support. The hospital contends a state law requires them to maintain that support to protect her unborn child. That's the focus of Flashpoint -- from the right, Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer, and from the left, Rich Hancock with Deep Ellum On the Air.

Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott, David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz are all names in the news this week on Reporters Roundtable.

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