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Capital Tonight: Immigration front and center in statewide races

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While stop-and-start negotiations in Washington continue, the effects of the shutdown are hitting home with area veterans. Student veterans at Texas State University fear federal funding that helps them pay for school could be delayed if Congress doesn't come to some sort of deal.

Checking the Facts

Closer to home, the four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor shared the stage Friday, for a debate at the Austin Convention Center. The incumbent, David Dewhurst, is fighting for his job against three other elected officials, all of whom expressed similar positions on immigration, education and smaller government.

But the tension boiled over several times when it came to an ad run by state Sen. Dan Patrick regarding in-state tuition for certain undocumented students. Gardner Selby with PolitFact Texas joined us to do a fact-check on the ad's claim.

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Reporter Roundtable

Plus, our Reporter Roundtable weighed in on some of the strategies coming to the surface in the race for governor. Click the image below to hear more from Jay Root of the Texas Tribune, Jonathan Tilove from the Austin American-Statesman and Peggy Fikac of the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle.

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