Texas Democratic Party

From Texas Standard.

Something happened last night that hasn’t happened in 25 years: The state with "Heart of Dixie" stamped on its license plate elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. The question is whether Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama is an anomaly or a turning point. His opponent, Roy Moore, was a flawed and controversial candidate, but with a Democratic victory, and the weakness of President Donald Trump among some moderately conservative Republicans, it’s possible to envision Democrats making more gains, even in bright red Texas. 

In deep-red Texas, Republicans will have to fight for every seat in Congress during next year's midterm elections. For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts, according to documents filed with the Texas Secretary of State's office.

Those filings set a record for the number of Democratic challengers in an era of Republican dominance, says Mark Jones, political science fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute. It is a departure from 2016, he says, when eight Republican-held congressional seats went uncontested by Democrats.

Ryan Poppe

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez says, “She’s in.”  Valdez officially resigned as sheriff and filed her candidacy for governor at the Texas Democratic Party in Austin. Valdez said she’s running to give every Texan the opportunity they deserve.


David Martin Davies

Bexar County’s Democratic Party Chair is facing criticism over his use of the party’s headquarters during his unsuccessful run for mayor. Critics are also questioning how Manuel Medina controls of the local party and if greater transparency is needed. 

On Election night, May 6, Manuel Medina’s campaign headquarters was jamming. His supporters are cueing up for food and beer after spending the day getting out the vote.

Today at the Alamodome, Texas Democrats at their state convention have been discussing the Party platform and selecting delegates while Republican Donald Trump holds a fundraiser across town.  

Some at the convention are pointing to Trump's comments about immigrants and women as reasons to vote Democrat.

McAllen Delegate Madeline Olm is just trying to ignore the Republican's likely presidential nominee.

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