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August 16, 2019

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Fox News poll shows Trump losing to Biden, Warren, Sanders and Harris
The Hill

A Fox News poll released Thursday showed President Trump losing head-to-head matchups against four of the top Democratic presidential primary contenders. The poll found Trump with 39 percent support among registered voters in head-to-head matchups against Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

Abbott blames racism for El Paso attack, but is mute on Trump
Austin American-Statesman

The shooting suspect is believed to have authored a racist screed posted online shortly before the shooting that “this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” language that Democrats have noted echoes Trump’s rhetoric about the southern border. But Abbott sidestepped a question about whether the president “needs to change his tone, if for anything to secure the long term health of the Republican Party.”

Donald Trump is spending more money on Facebook ads in Texas than in any other state
Texas Tribune

As Trump’s reelection campaign pours far more money into Facebook advertising than any other 2020 candidate, its No. 1 target is Texas residents... But the spending has split pundits along party lines: While Democrats take it as a sign that Trump might be worried Texas will flip, Republicans say it only means the president is trying to reenergize his base early on.

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