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Patrick G. Eddington

Policy analyst, Cato Institute

Patrick G. Eddington is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute. He was a senior staffer for then-U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, D-New Jersey, from 2004-14. The views expressed are his own.

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Keeping Big Brother at bay: Cruz vs. O’Rourke

Federal spying on Americans remains a clear public concern. The Pew Research Center reported in June 2018 that a clear majority of Americans felt Uncle Sam should not be targeting taxpayers for surveillance without real cause. So which candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Texas has done the most to protect Texans from illegal federal surveillance?