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  •  Not likely (4+ / 0-)

    I don't think that Texas is going to turn as soon as 2016.

    Right now, my bet for the first statewide race that I think Democrats have a real good shot at winning is the Senate race in 2018, when Ted Cruz is up for reelection.  I think the combination of changing demographics and the lousy job he's done of representing Texas could combine to make that competitive.

    And once we've won the first race, it will get easier, as Democratic constituents will be more likely to vote once they see that we can win.

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 10:32:54 AM PST

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    •  Huh? As a fellow Texan (0+ / 0-)

      80% of Texas residents fall within the Dallas, Houston, San Antonio triangle (maybe ... I haven't fact checked this yet heh).

      Dallas is Blue. Austin is Blue. Houston is Bluish. San Antonio is Blue. The kids don't want to live in ruralland anymore (because, internet out here sucks). And frankly, the jobs suck too.

      So they're going to the cities and guess what? They're voting Blue.

      In 2012 the difference between Obama and Romney was 16% (approx). Had 8% voted for Obama instead of Romney, Texas would be Blue.

      I've been hearing some really interesting things about voter registration here in Texas. Very good things that is scaring the bejezzus out of the Republicans.

      Could it change in 2016? It's conceivable.

      Don't say "not likely" until it's over.

      Republicans who fear the US turning into Greece want to implement austerity measures... like Greece.

      by feloneouscat on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 01:10:31 PM PST

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