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Each week KUT's Ben Philpott and the Tribune's Jay Root provide a rundown
of the week's campaign actions and bring you interviews with people who
make a living working on, covering or commenting on the campaigns.

This week on The Ticket 2016: Still no Jay. But also no more Cruz, no more Kasich and lots of questions for the GOP. With Donald Trump assured the Republican Presidential nomination, dozens of Republican politicians and pundits hit social media and wrote op-eds saying their party is either dead, dying, or the best case scenario, doesn’t represent their opinions anymore. To help sort out what’s next for the Grand Old Party, I’ll talk with ABC News chief political analyst Mathew Dowd.

But before Cleveland, Republicans in Texas will head to Dallas for their state convention. I’ll talk with KUT Politics and Policy reporter Ashley Lopez about how the impending Trump nomination could play out at the Texas Republican convention.