This Week in Texas looks ahead to the property tax referendum and the 2024 Senate race

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Sunday, July 16, 2023
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ABC13's political program This Week in Texas sits down with the two challengers who are looking to unseat incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- In an all-new episode of This Week in Texas, ABC13 spends time with two men seeking to unseat incumbent US Senator Ted Cruz.

San Antonio State Senator Roland Gutierrez entered the race on July 10. He is Democrat who will seek the nomination against north Texas Congressman Colin Allred.

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"People are waiting for something different," Gutierrez told ABC13. "People are waiting to get beyond all of the rhetoric that's out there."

The winner will face the two-term Republican incumbent 16 months from now.

"We have show horses, and we have workhorses," Allred said. "I think Ted Cruz is clearly a show horse. I've been a workhorse."

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But closer on the horizon at the ballot box is an $18 billion property tax cut, which voters must approve after the Texas House and Senate finally brokered a deal.

ABC13 gets details from both Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker of the House Dade Phelan.

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