AUSTIN - Texas remains comfortably in the grip of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, though the billionaire's margin in the state could still be narrow enough to harm some Republicans in close contests down the ballot.
But a flurry of recent polls - some of dubious methodology - had fueled the idea that Texas might be in play. And Trump's unusual decision to hold events in Texas later in the election cycle have further stoked that notion, even though neither campaign is particularly active in the state.
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