Cruz Challenger, Monument Firing, Anthem Protests: Your Tuesday Evening News Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Houston energy lawyer Stefano de Stefano hopes to to oust Ted CruzTexas Sen. Ted Cruz is one of the state’s best known conservative politicians, but one GOP long shot is hoping he can oust the firebrand Republican with a simple appeal: "A return to normalcy."Stefano de Stefano, a little-known Houston energy attorney with no prior political experience, said Cruz’s brash politics have contributed to national divisiveness, and that he’s running as the candidate for "anybody who wants to see Cruz gone, see change, see more normal politics in this country."He’s the first of potentially many to challenge Cruz in what most political observers expect will be an easy primary victory for the sitting senator. Dan McQueen, the former mayor of Corpus Christi who resigned after just 37 days, has also said he's eyeing a run.In the running? Angela Paxton, the wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, is considering a run for the state Senate.Logjam: A government-induced clog that's delayed billions of dollars in pipeline projects is about to get cleared.  Continue reading...

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