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Senate candidate Jason Lewis’ emergency hernia surgery was “successful and minimally invasive,” the Republican’s campaign manager said in a statement.
Lewis’ campaign announced earlier today that the former Minnesota congressman was “rushed to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain” early this morning.
A new poll found Trump maintains a narrow lead in Texas, a traditionally conservative state that he won by 9 points in 2016.
According to the New York Times/Siena College poll, Trump is 4 points ahead of Biden among likely voters in Texas, 47%-43%.
Even those who have long embraced the Democratic dream of a ‘blue Texas,’ powered by mobilizing the state’s growing Latino population, probably never imagined such staggering Democratic gains in once-solidly Republican areas. Yet the poll suggests that Hispanic voters might just be the group that keeps the state red a while longer.
Mr. Biden has a lead of only 57 percent to 34 percent among that group, somewhat beneath most estimates of Mrs. Clinton’s support among Hispanic voters four years ago. The finding broadly tracks with national surveys, which have shown Mr. Trump improving among Hispanic voters compared with his 2016 standing. Similarly, Hispanic voters in the Times/Siena poll say they backed Mrs. Clinton by a margin of 60 percent to 29 percent.
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