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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 02:12 PM

Biden increases Texas staff and resources in bid to win Lone Star State

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Source: CBS News

On Monday the Biden campaign announced a slate of staff hires aimed at flipping the historically conservative Lone Star State, last won by a Democratic presidential candidate in 1976 by Jimmy Carter.

The Biden campaign insists its push for the state's 38 Electoral College votes is real.

"We are quite serious about putting [Texas] in play," Jenn Ridder, the campaign's national states director, told CBS News. "Increasingly we are seeing polls that show that there is real opportunity there for us."
Related video: Biden holds slight edge over Trump in key states ahead of early voting

The CBS News Battleground Tracker in mid-July showed Biden just one point behind President Trump.

Six Texas Democratic operatives have already been hired, led by state director Rebecca Acuña, who was raised in Laredo and has worked in various roles in state and congressional politics.

President Trump's handling of the pandemic has brought about the focus on the state, according to a Biden campaign official, and that message was broadcast briefly last month via a six-figure ad buy on Texas television.

"Joe Biden is also going to win Texas in the general election for three reasons," Texas Congressman Filemon Vela, an early Biden endorser, told CBS News, "First, Donald Trump and Governor Abbott have made tactical decisions in their COVID response that is now killing Texans en masse. Second, Biden will defeat Trump in the Texas suburbs. Finally, from a historical perspective, Biden will outperform past Democratic candidates in the rural counties."

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/biden-increases-texas-staff-resources-111944866.html



I am skeptical, but maybe Joe knows something I don't.

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walkingman Aug 4 #1
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Response to beastie boy (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 02:27 PM

1. The key to a Biden victory in Texas and any other Democrat for that matter is turnout. Texan is

a majority minority state (although it is very close). However, Hispanic and Black voter turnout is low as is the State as a whole. The very rural and most of West Texas will never be liberal or progressive it is just no in their DNA (rednecks and shitkickers) but the major population hub (cities and suburbs) tend to be much more diverse than in previous decades and with shit-for-brains representing the GOP I think the Dems have a chance - God I hope so. I am so tired of these morons that run our State and represent us in Washington. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!

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Response to beastie boy (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 02:39 PM

2. Awesome!

Come on purple Texas!

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Response to beastie boy (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 03:07 PM

3. Give us more Beto

His outreach organization cannot be ignored

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Response to beastie boy (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 03:30 PM

4. Yay!!

I agree with the 3 reasons given:
"First, Donald Trump and Governor Abbott have made tactical decisions in their COVID response that is now killing Texans en masse. Second, Biden will defeat Trump in the Texas suburbs. Finally, from a historical perspective, Biden will outperform past Democratic candidates in the rural counties."

Here's to Joe kicking the Idiot's butt in TX!!

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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 03:34 PM

5. After discussion with hosts ..... LOCKING

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Response to beastie boy (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 03:34 PM

6. KR!

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