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Poll reveals long odds for Valdez and O'Rourke

Fellow Mark Jones comments on a new poll showing that Democratic electoral hopefuls Lupe Valdez and Beto O'Rourke face double-digit deficits in their bids to unseat Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, respectively. Dallas Observer: https://bit.ly/2xwHuJv