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Fri Jun 22, 2018, 11:32 PM

More news from the Texas Democratic Party Convention

There are several articles in the media regarding the Texas Democratic Party Convention in Fort Worth this week. Rather than copy and paste excerpts from each article, I am providing the publication, headline and a link to the article.


Fort Worth Star Telegram

Opposing gun-related groups duel at close quarters at Democratic convention
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article213667954.html

Republican prankster booted from Texas Democratic convention
http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/bud-kennedy/article213697829.html

Donald Trump or Beto O'Rourke: Who will motivate Texas Democrats more?
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article212823014.html


Dallas Morning News

Abortion opponents at state convention ask: Is there room for us in today’s Texas Democratic Party?
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2018/06/22/abortion-opponents-state-convention-ask-room-us-todays-texas-democratic-party

At state convention, LGBTQ Democrats celebrate their slate of candidate 'firsts' ahead of 2018 midterms
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2018-elections/2018/06/22/state-convention-lgbtq-democrats-celebrate-slate-candidate-firsts-ahead-2018-midterms

Democrats look to use anti-Trumpism, energetic candidates to motivate base at state convention
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2018-elections/2018/06/21/democrats-look-use-anti-trumpism-energetic-candidates-motivate-base-state-convention

Female candidates head to Texas Democratic convention, ready 'to raise a little more hell'
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2018-elections/2018/06/22/female-candidates-head-texas-democratic-convention-ready-raise-little

Texas Republicans troll Texas Democrats at their convention with hearse, obituary
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-politics/2018/06/22/texas-republicans-troll-texas-democrats-convention-hearse-obituary


The Texas Tribune

Family separation crisis takes center stage at Texas Democratic convention
https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/22/family-separation-crisis-Texas-democratic-convention/

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TexasTowelie Jun 2018 OP
Gothmog Jun 2018 #1
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Gothmog Jun 2018 #4
LeftInTX Jun 2018 #5
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 12:20 AM

1. Kirk Watson , Lupe and Beto gave great speeches

I have not seen this much energy at a convention

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 12:26 AM

2. I hope that you are finding some time to enjoy yourself

in between all of the work and speeches. I'll try to keep this thread updated through the weekend with additional links as I see them in the media. I'm not able to contribute much beyond voting, but I hope that consolidating the coverage of the convention will be helpful for everyone.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 10:46 PM

4. Beto and Lupe gave two great speeches

It was a great convention http://www.bayareahouston.us/2018/06/recap-of-texas-democratic-convention.html

Overall this was a great convention with nearly 8000 delegates in an off year. Lots of new faces. The Convention Center is a great place with ample meeting rooms, although the Environment Caucus and Stop Gun Violence needed rooms twice the size. Their crowds were much larger than expected. The TDP staff should be thanked for a smooth convention. Food was convention food but there were good restaurants nearby. The music played during the session was upbeat and modern. Good choices! The opening videos were great especially Mike Collier's "I'm Mike Collier" and MJ Hegar's video, Doors, that has gone viral. The multimedia was well done. Audio, lighting, etc was all well done. There were fantastic speeches both days with many standing ovations. Delegates left energized.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 01:43 AM

5. I was surprised by Mike Collier

I've heard him speak to education groups numerous times.

I never knew he could be so funny.

Beto was on fire!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:35 AM

6. In 2016 Mike headed a task force for the party and traveled around the state

I got to meet Mike at a couple of events and spoke at one event where he was also speaking. He is very bright and very funny in person. Mike is a great guy and would be a great Lt. Govenor

BTW, the line about the fake truck is really amusing. Patrick has been using a truck that he does not own in his commercials. That truck was on display at the Texas GOP Convention. Patrick under performed Abbott in the GOP primary after spending over $7 million against a candidate no one has heard of. This could be a fun race

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2018, 10:02 PM

3. I sat through the General Session today

Many people left early, but I sat there so I could hear all of the resolutions.

After about 5 resolutions, someone made a motion to adjourn the convention cuz too many people had gone home.

After some back and forth, the convention was adjourned.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 10:20 AM

7. Vickie Vogel was on the Resolutions committee

She worked hard on these resolutions Vickie is the SDEC committeewoman for my district

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