Update: Four of the state's five editorial boards have now opted for the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, including the Austin American-Statesman, which endorsed Ted Cruz over David Dewhurst in the primary.
The first Senate debate was an hour-long display of cross-talk and exasperation, but things really heated up after Paul Sadler called Ted Cruz a troll.
Or rather, who wants to lose to the eventual Republican nominee? Former state legislator Paul Sadler fills the hole left by retired general Ricardo Sanchez.
If the purpose of the House budget bill was Shock-and-Awe, it achieved maximum success: House Democrats wasted no time identifying the many, many Doomsday scenarios that would result if state programs are cut to fit available revenue. No room for grandma at the nursing home. No financial aid for worthy…