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    too bad now with VRA gutted TX Republicans will draw Wendy Davis out of existence.

    The Republican party is now an extreme right-wing party that is owned by their billionaire campaign contributors. - Bernie Sanders

    by ehstronghold on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 07:08:01 AM PDT

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      ArkDem14

      They've already passed the final compromise map and Wendy is happy with it. They aren't going to go back and draw something else, at least for the Senate map.

      23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

      by wwmiv on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 07:11:22 AM PDT

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      •  And even then (0+ / 0-)

        It wasn't as if preclearance was going to protect that district, as most every court decision balked at the idea it was a protected district.

        23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

        by wwmiv on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 07:12:03 AM PDT

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      •  Did (1+ / 0-)
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        Jacques Kallis

        Perry sign the maps into law yet? Because I heard he could just veto the final compromise map (assuming he hasn't signed it yet) and just let the maps the courts block stand.

        The Republican party is now an extreme right-wing party that is owned by their billionaire campaign contributors. - Bernie Sanders

        by ehstronghold on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 07:16:59 AM PDT

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      •  Plus, GOP not really scared of her (1+ / 0-)
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        Stephen Wolf

        They want every winnable seat they can get, no doubt, but I doubt any Texas Republican thinks Davis or any other Democrat can win statewide.

        I'm sure there are some Texas GOPers who see the writing on the wall that they have to perform better with racial minorities over time, but low rates of both Hispanic citizenship and voting participation among Hispanic citizens gives them a lot of time.  Until then, they're not worried about anyone on our side.

        45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

        by DCCyclone on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 08:19:58 PM PDT

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