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Wed Dec 13, 2017, 08:06 PM

There's A Democrat Running For Every Texas Congressional Seat Next Year

This makes me smile http://kut.org/post/theres-democrat-running-every-texas-congressional-seat-next-year

In deep-red Texas, Republicans will have to fight for every congressional seat in 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.

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

“We are seeing a groundswell of unusually high support and mobilization among progressive Democrats who are really angered by the Trump administration,” Jones said.

But, Democrats aren’t just gunning for congressional seats. According to preliminary numbers from the Texas Democratic Party, Democrats are running in 89 percent of the seats in the Texas House and 88 percent of the seats in the Texas Senate. Both are the highest percentages the party has mustered since at least 1992.

There have been cycles where a number of congressional seats and large percentage of Texas state house seats were not contested.

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Reply There's A Democrat Running For Every Texas Congressional Seat Next Year (Original post)
Gothmog Dec 2017 OP
Turbineguy Dec 2017 #1
marble falls Dec 2017 #3
Turbineguy Dec 2017 #4
msongs Dec 2017 #2
beachbum bob Dec 2017 #5
onetexan Dec 2017 #11
TexasTowelie Dec 2017 #6
Gothmog Dec 2017 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2017 #9
DAMANgoldberg Dec 2017 #8
onetexan Dec 2017 #12
onetexan Dec 2017 #10
Gothmog Dec 2017 #13

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 08:12 PM

1. One wonders if the person running in Gohmert's district

is dumb enough to get elected. They seem to like stupid in the 1st District.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 08:14 PM

3. Didn't Gohmert talk about not running?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 08:16 PM

4. That's just it.

In his district you don't have to run. You can walk. Perhaps even crawl.

OK, slither.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 08:13 PM

2. contesting all state legislature seats would be awesome to get out the vote nt

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 08:22 PM

5. texas not so deep red and its time we democrats support the candidates in Texas, we can win

 

there....

how glorious would it be to see Ted Cruz hit the unemployment line?

get off our asses and we can win anywhere

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 12:28 PM

11. Amen to that

we need to give him the Tx Boot and get him off by GOTV. I do believe if the larger cities focused more on the Latino section of the electorate we can turn Tx blue.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 08:25 PM

6. I believe that there are four Democrats running for Farenthold's seat.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Farenthold lose in the GOP primary since he has two qualified opponents.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 09:44 PM

7. There are five GOP types running in the primary against Ducky Pajama Boy

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 08:51 AM

9. And he forgot to take his name off ballot!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 04:43 AM

8. Howard Dean was right...

50 State strategy. Run everywhere, so they have to defend everywhere. Looks like Tom Perez and Keith Ellison are bringing a modern twist on that philosophy without saying as such.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 12:30 PM

12. Sounds like a damn good strategy to me

hit 'em everywhere so they're sent reeling.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 12:21 PM

10. This is sooooooo good...also see Beto's interview on CNN



"Cruz has 38% favorability" <-- translation: we need to work harder to GOTV and put Beto in office. Having attended several of his town halls and seeing the throngs of people coming out to listen to Beto i'm convinced he will win. Taking down lyin' Ted Cruz would be epic. I do believe after Doug Jones' win there is hope for Tx.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 03:20 PM

13. Trump carried Alabama by 28 percent but only carried Texas by 9%

There is polling that shows that the AG nominee is ahead of Paxton if you tell voters that Paxton is under indictment

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