âTexas is not a red state. Itâs a non-voting state.â
AUSTIN — “Texas is not a red state. It’s a non-voting state.”
At least that’s the line most Democratic candidates running for Congress and statewide offices put at the top of their fundraising emails and declare to receptive crowds at every campaign stop. The line makes its rounds across the state each primary season. But again and again, history repeats — Texans just don’t turn out at the ballot box.
This year, though, Democrats are as galvanized by star-powered candidates like Congressman Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, as much as they are by President Donald Trump’s tumultuous first term in... read more
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