Why can’t Texas Democrats win statewide races? Even other deeply Republican in the South, including Mississippi and Alabama, have elected quite a few Democrats to state office in the last 20 years.
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Voter turnout in Texas is barely up over 2010 levels so far. That doesn’t bode well for Democrats but the Wendy Davis campaign says there’s reason for optimism.
To build the party, Texas Dems need great candidates to run in elections where defeat seems virtually guaranteed. Sameena Karmally is doing her bit.
Davis and Van de Putte may want the same thing, but they have very different opponents, very different styles and very different organizations backing them.
Texas Democrats enjoy a mostly controversy-free convention in Dallas.
The lt. governor primary race between David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick has been the strangest in Texas this year—what will the last month hold?
Here are our top reasons why Sen. Wendy Davis probably has no shot at the governorship and why she just might pull off the upset.
Polling indicates that Democrats have no lock on the Latino vote, and that control of Texas may hinge on which Latino voters show up at the polls.
It is not news that Latino population growth in Texas affords the moribund Texas Democratic Party at least an opportunity to find its way out of the wilderness. The question has long been, will the Democrats be able to seize it?
Forget about the great GOP awakening. Now is the perfect time for Texas Democrats to figure out what the hell they’re doing. The default explanation for their dismal showing was that Texas is not just red but bloody red, a stronghold of the Republican Party and ruled with an iron fist by Pharaoh, forcing the Chosen Ones to wander aimlessly in the desert looking for manna from heaven. But now the shifting demographics coupled with a rather clueless opposition party should be working in their favor.