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Changing a Certain Future: The Dilemma Facing Texas Democrats

Bryan Bennett | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Bryan Bennett

It is imperative for Democrats to establish a call to action and use these next three years to mobilize resources and dedicate their efforts into recruiting a strong slate of statewide candidates for the 2018 election.

Rick Perry's Real Legacy: Leaving Texas Families Behind

Gilberto Hinojosa | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Gilberto Hinojosa

Thanks to his anti-choice policies like defunding Planned Parenthood and other family planning programs, half of the women in Texas face difficult barriers to exercising their right to choose and make their own health care decisions. Currently, Texas is fifth highest in teenage pregnancy, lagging behind the rest of the country.

Dem Group Hits Milestone In Bid To Turn Texas Blue

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, July 17 (Reuters) - Alumni from the Obama 2012 presidential campaign reached what they called a miles...

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

Wendy Davis Faces Big Odds After Primary Victory

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After her easy victory in the Texas Democratic primary, Wendy Davis, one of the brightest stars of the 2014 campaign, is now em...

Primary Poses Early Test For Texas Democrats

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Battleground Texas, the major Democratic effort aimed at turning one of the reddest states blue, celebrated its first birthday ...

Rand Paul Warns Texas Could Turn Blue

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said his former home state of Texas could easily turn blue if Republicans fail to adapt to shifts in the state. Speaking at ...

Wendy Davis's Second Best Asset: Ted Cruz

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Don't underestimate the powerful asset of enthusiasm and excitement among those who believe in Davis, and don't underestimate Davis's second-best asset: the suicide strategies of the crazy-wing friends of Cruz.

Wendy Davis: Texans Care About More Than 'Divisive' Issues

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

Less than a week before she's scheduled to announce whether she'll run for governor, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) made her presence felt in the st...

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.

Texas Democrats To Protest Harsh Voter ID Measures

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas | Josie Musico | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Local Democrats are less than thrilled about new voter ID laws, and anticipate a crowd at an upcoming rally to protest what they see as unfair regulat...

Texas Dems See New Hope

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- It would seem that Texas Republicans have never been stronger. An all-but-certain Republican successor is emerging to follow the depa...

Wendy 14, Oops 0 in Texas Governor Race Round One

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Texas is now a battleground. The path to blue Texas will not be easy, but the road to get there is clear. Make no mistake, the Texas GOP's war against women will soon become a war against Wendy.

Ms. Davis Goes to Austin

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Texas is going blue. The only question is when. If Wendy Davis runs for governor in 2014, and Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, it will be "High Noon" in Texas with these two leading ladies starring in the Gary Cooper role.

Wendy Davis' Filibuster May Have Turned the Tide of Texas Politics

Dan Treadway | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Dan Treadway

In a state that sorely needed it, a few Texas Democrats put their foot down on the issue of women's reproductive rights and in the process likely awoke a sleeping giant.

Dems Ramp Up Pressure To Turn Perry's State Blue

Politico | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

The Democratic group aiming to transform Texas into a swing state will hold its first Washington, D.C. fundraiser early next month, according to an in...

Texas Republican: Democrats 'More Dangerous' Than North Korea

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Late last month, North Korean officials claimed to have placed Austin, Texas, on a list of targets as it prepared for what it claimed was an impending...

How Democrats Are Working To Turn Texas Blue

Bloomberg | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

Alex Steele begins his pitch on how to turn Texas into a Democratic state like any good politician, with the story of how he got to this place....

Democrats Try To Mess With Texas

RealClearPolitics | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- From its modest headquarters on the first floor of a local union building about five miles from the State Capitol, the Democratic Par...

Democrats Unveil Large-Scale Plan To Turn Perry Country Blue

Politico | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

National Democrats are taking steps to create a large-scale independent group aimed at turning traditionally conservative Texas into a prime electoral...

Texas Democrats Lost in the Wilderness, but There's a Way Out

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Not only will a blue Texas make a Republican president a near-impossibility, but when Texas Democrats do win, then the Republicans in Austin will have to write columns about how their party will make a comeback.

Time for Texas Democrats to Back a Democrat for Speaker

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Republicans have been pummeling Democrats for more than a decade. There's no rule saying we have to hold ourselves down for them.

State Party Endorses Decriminalization Of Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

Texas Democrats came together at their state convention earlier this month and agreed to adopt a plank to their party platform calling for the decrimi...

The 'Learned Helplessness' of Texas Democrats

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

If Texas Democrats want to be more like those in California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, and less like Arizona's -- all states with similar Hispanic populations but with very different voting patterns -- then apparently we have some real work ahead of us.

Texas Democrats Shouldn't Rely on Demographics

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

For years, Democrats in Texas and outside of Texas have worked on the assumption that the rise of the Latino vote will inexorably turn Texas into a blue or at least a purple state.