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Year of the Woman, Beto’s bandwagon, immigrant families and the “sleeping giant” all animated this year’s Democratic convention.
More than 7,000 delegates for the Texas Democratic Party convened in Fort Worth over the past few days to ruminate on the prospects of a blue wave in November. ...Read More
“Elected officials are using their narrow Christian beliefs to create laws and policies to the detriment of the population of all Texans,” a state House candidate said.
“The future of American voters is secular.” So said Sarah Levin of the Washington, D.C., nonprofit Secular Coalition for America, speaking to a standing-roo...Read More
Dem party leaders like to talk about “energizing rural voters,” but what they’ve delivered so far is a vague, anemic message.
You’ve gotta give it to them — they have energy. But if the first two days of the Texas Democratic Convention are any indication, that may be all Democr...Read More
In what should be a pretty good year for the party, the situation doesn’t look rosy.
The life of a Texas Democrat is full to the brim with dramatic irony, but especially so in the last 18 years, since the good millennium gave way to the bad mill...Read More
There will be a fresh crop of Texas tea partiers in Congress who are hellbent on pushing the Republican Party further to the right.
A new class of Texas tea-party darlings, buoyed by millions of dollars in outside spending, won their Republican congressional runoffs Tuesday — all in deep-r...Read More
As of late Tuesday night, only three of 10 runoff candidates appear to have made it over the hump.
The Texas runoffs were mostly rough sailing for Bernie Sanders-style Democrats. As of late Tuesday night, only three of 10 runoff candidates appear to have made...Read More
As of late Tuesday, Alex Dominguez held a 13-point lead over state Representative René Oliveira with nearly all votes counted.
State Representative René Oliveira, who first won his Brownsville-area statehouse seat in 1981, has been run off the electoral road by one-term Cameron County ...Read More
It was a disappointing night for progressive activists hoping to stick it to the DCCC in Texas.
In the race to face GOP incumbent John Culberson in west Houston, writer-activist Laura Moser, who was targeted before the March primary with a DCCC opposition ...Read More
Tuesday’s runoffs will spotlight intra-party feuds, test whether 2018 is really the year of women and conclude a dispiriting battle for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Will the DCCC’s chosen few win out? As part of its plan to win back the U.S. House, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has set its sights ...Read More