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Texas Democrats Aim To Use Trump To Turn The State Blue

Texas Democrats haven’t elected a candidate to statewide office since 1994. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But at last week’s state convention, the party’s leadership seemed optimistic that Texas Democrats are nearing the end of their years in the wilderness. News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Andrew […]

Workers at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention in San Antonio. Photo: Andrew Schneider, Houston Public MediaTexas Democrats haven’t elected a candidate to statewide office since 1994. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But at last week’s state convention, the party’s leadership seemed optimistic that Texas Democrats are nearing the end of their years in the wilderness.

News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider reported from the Texas Democratic Convention last week (and he reported from the GOP state convention last month in Dallas as well).

He joins us to discuss what he’s hearing from both Democrats and Republicans in the Lone Star State about the presidential race, down ballot races and whether the changing face of Texas will ultimately lead to any change in politics here in 2016.

(Above: Workers at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention in San Antonio. Photo: Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media)

MORE:
Texas Democrats Aim To Use Trump To Turn The State Blue (News 88.7, June 20, 2016)
Texas GOP Prepares For State Convention Without Ted Cruz As Presidential Candidate (News 88.7, May 9, 2016)

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