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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 10:25 AM

Place Your Bets: At Long Last, Texas Democrats Have Good Reason To Stay Up Election Day

Itís remarkable weíre here. For decades, Texas political junkies looking for action on the eve of a general election either had to look really small, to one of the few competitive Texas legislative races that might crop up now and then, or outside the state to one of the national contests.

By the end of October in those years, all the best hopes against Texas Republican hegemony, like Wendy Davis in 2014 and, well, Wendy Davis in 2014 have been dead in the water, their campaigns already eulogized. Who can remember the name of the Democrat who ran for governor in 2006, besides Chris Bell?

Thatís not the case in 2018.

This year, thanks to an almost perfect storm of charismatic challengers, incumbent hubris and the omnipresence of President Donald Trump, Texas is, for the first time in three decades, competitive.

From the top-of-the-ticket showdown between El Paso U.S. House Rep. Beto OíRourke and incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, to the crucial but under-the-radar attorney generalís race between Collin Countyís Ken Paxton and Houston civil attorney Justin Nelson, to the numerous races down the ballot that could loosen Republicansí iron grip on the Legislature in Austin, 20 or so undecided races throughout the state are worth paying attention to on the night of Nov. 6.

Read more: https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/texas-democrats-hopes-are-high-but-the-polls-raise-doubts-about-a-blue-wave-11289615

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 12:50 AM

1. This will be an interesting election night

I will be with the Kulkarni campaign

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2018, 10:40 PM

2. It's pretty exciting.

If we elect Beto, it will be glorious. If we get Justin Nelson too, well. It's an exciting time.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 12:21 AM

3. BETO! We'll see what happens.

Worst case? He runs for pres.

I met Ann Richards a few times. She was wonderful. If she did it BETO can too.

Fingers crossed in East Dallas.

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