In Texas House fight, Democrats bet big on health care, while Republicans emphasize police support

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The floor of the Texas House in 2019. The Nov. 3 election will decide the balance of power in the chamber for next year's legislative session. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

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When Democrat Brandy Chambers read in The Dallas Morning News last month that her opponent, state Rep. Angie Chen Button, R-Richardson, now supports Medicaid expansion, Chambers could not believe it.

“Shocked would be a good word,” Chambers recalled in an interview.