State leaders quiet on debate, but readers were not

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Texas' top elected officials, the Republicans in statewide office, stayed silent on social media during Sunday night's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

That's unusual. With such high profile political events, top officials typically weigh in to offer support for their party's candidate. But the debate was widely described as exceptionally bitter, and came in an election cycle that has already seem plenty of Republicans keep their distance from their party's nominee.

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