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From The Newsroom: A Special Preview Of The May 27 Runoff's Most Heated Races

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Krystina Martinez
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KERA's Shelley Kofler with Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Gromer Jeffers, Jr of The Dallas Morning News.

The runoff elections are coming up May 27 and early voting is underway. Before you head to the voting booth, get up to speed on the various races by listening to our KERA News Election Special.

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From left: Dan Patrick and David Dewhurst will face off in the May 27 Republican runoff for Texas lieutenant governor.

Bud Kennedy from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Gromer Jeffers, Jr. from The Dallas Morning News joined KERA's Shelley Kofler in the studio. (Follow Bud on Twitter. Follow Gromer on Twitter. Follow Shelley on Twitter.)

We’ll preview several of the heated races:

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Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees keranews.org, the station’s news website, and manages the station's digital news projects. He reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio. He's discussed breaking news live on various public radio programs, including The Takeaway, Here & Now and Texas Standard, as well as radio and TV programs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and KERANews.org. She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.