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Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:11 PM

How liberal/conservative are Dallas, Houston and San Antonio?

I moved to Texas recently, and would like to ask anyone who's familiar with the regional politics: How liberal or conservative are the big cities - Dallas, Houston and San Antonio?


I know Austin is liberal, but what about the others?

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Reply How liberal/conservative are Dallas, Houston and San Antonio? (Original post)
PlanetaryOrbit Jan 2014 OP
Mayberry Machiavelli Jan 2014 #1
narnian60 Jan 2014 #3
ForgoTheConsequence Jan 2014 #2
cry baby Jan 2014 #4
dem in texas Jan 2014 #7
cry baby Jan 2014 #9
Tx4obama Jan 2014 #5
cry baby Jan 2014 #8
alarimer Jan 2014 #6
Gothmog Jan 2014 #10
daisy1957 Jan 2014 #11

Response to PlanetaryOrbit (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:12 PM

1. The cities themselves: liberal. The suburbs: blood red.

And you have to define liberal in the context of Texas. None of those places are liberal like West Coast cities, NYC etc.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:20 PM

3. 100% correct.

Suburb of Houston here. Hubby & I are sooooo outnumbered. He fights the good fight out there, but I am retired so I get to stay at home and read DU.

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Response to PlanetaryOrbit (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:14 PM

2. Houston has a lesbian mayor.

Julian Castro is the mayor of San Antonio.

Mike Rawlings is the mayor of Dallas, a democrat but not really a liberal.

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Response to PlanetaryOrbit (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:20 PM

4. Dallas=conservative...

Houston proper is more blue than red. San Antonio, not sure, but my guess is more blue than red.

I grew up near Dallas, later lived near Houston, and have relatives in San Antonio.

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Response to cry baby (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:11 PM

7. The core of Dallas is Democratic - Burbs are Rep and lots of Tea party

I live in West Oak Cliff in Dallas and this area is Democrat through and through. The Dallas Morning News is very conservative and if you read the letters to the editor everyday like I do, you will see the right wing comments come from outside the city. Before Obama won the last election, I met a lady on business over in Plano (north of Dallas). She was a life long Democrat from New York would moved to Plano a few months earlier. She saw my Obama/Biden bumper sticker and had to give me a hug. She thought there were no Democrats in the area.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:15 PM

9. Yes, I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong about Dallas county!

I stopped taking that hate filled rag of a paper long ago. It was just a source of continual irritation.

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Response to PlanetaryOrbit (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:21 PM

5. In 2008 and 2012 Obama won...


In 2008 and 2012 Obama won the majority of votes in the cities/counties of: Dallas/Dallas, Austin/Travis, Houston/Harris, San Antonio, El Paso, etc.

Below are the Texas votes per county...

2008: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election_in_Texas,_2008#By_county

2012: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election_in_Texas,_2012#By_county

p.s. Here in Houston we have elected an openly gay female mayor the past two terms
Annise Parker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annise_Parker

That's more than some other big cities have done



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:12 PM

8. I stand corrected about Dallas...good info in your post.

The Dallas Morning News has always been ultra conservative and suburbs are repub controlled, so I assumed Big D went red. I am pleasantly surprised!

The town I live in now, in east Texas has maybe 5 democrats in the whole town. I get lonely!

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Response to PlanetaryOrbit (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:31 PM

6. The cities are liberal; the suburbs, not so much

Houston, in particular, is quite progressive.

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Response to PlanetaryOrbit (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:28 PM

10. I believe that Fort Bend County will be first suburban county to turn blue

Fort Bend is the former home of Tom DeLay the county and state party are working to turn our county blue. If Fort Bend turns blue, then we can win the state

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Response to PlanetaryOrbit (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:59 AM

11. I moved to Fort Worth in November

I am leaving to go back to Kansas City. I don't know how liberal Fort Worth is but they proudly flew the confederate flag at the stock show.

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