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Texas Take


Oct 13, 2016

Donald Trump's comments about women and continuing allegations against him make things ever more difficult for Texas Republicans in the homestretch of this election, as GOP elected officials look for cover from fallout from the most raucous and uncontrolled presidential race in decades. What effect will the latest revelations about Trump and Hillary Clinton on leaked e-mails have in the final three weeks of the race, and how will it affect down-ballot races in Texas.

Plus, Ken Paxton appears to be headed for a public trial on securities-fraud charges after losing his latest appeal, the state's scandal-plagued foster-care system gets an ultimatum from the state's top leaders to shape up now or else.

And finally, if you thought all the salacious Trump revelations were a first for Texas, flash back to the 1990 governor's race when a rape joke sunk the candidacy of GOP front-runner Clayton Williams.

Texas politics are never boring, and the intriguing highlights and these and other topics that have dominated headlines in recent days are explored in this week's Texas Take: The Podcast -- the leading political podcast in the Lone Star State, with a Facebook Live post so you can see the show each week as it happens.