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Despite loss, Beto O’Rourke’s run reveals a changing Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O Rourke didn t turn Texas blue. But for the first time in decades, it s looking much less red. The midterm elections in Texas ousted a Republican who carried a bathroom bill targeting transgender people, drove out a GOP lawmaker who called federal immigration agents on Hispanic protesters and gave Democrats in Houston run of the nation s third most populous county. For a generation, Texas has been a laboratory of conservatism that tested legal boundaries and churned out Republican presidential candidates. But cracks in the GOP s supremacy emerged this week in unexpected ways and races. As with many things Texas, the...

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