Can Texas be put in play?

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    Democrats Launch Plan to Make Texas a Swing State

    National Democrats "are taking steps to create a large-scale independent group aimed at turning traditionally conservative Texas into a prime electoral battleground, crafting a new initiative to identify and mobilize progressive voters in the rapidly-changing state," Politico reports.

    "The organization, dubbed 'Battleground Texas,' plans to engage the state's rapidly growing Latino population, as well as African-American voters and other Democratic-leaning constituencies that have been underrepresented at the ballot box in recent cycles.
     
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    Dems are in for a shellacking in the midterm so yes definitely focus on Texas
     
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    IMO, it's only a matter of time. Demographics show that the Latino population is expanding, even if there isn't a single new immigrant. Doesn't look good for the Republicans in Texas going forward. I don't see it in '16 or '20, but it's coming.
     
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    I think Texas will be a tossup state soon. But I also think Georgia is creeping that way.
     
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    The Hispanic population will be a key player in moving Texas from red to purple. What will happen when illegal Mexican immigrants become legal in the next ten years? The black vote will remain fairly constant.

    Another factor is migration from other states and from rural areas to urban centers like Dallas, Houston and Austin

    Democrats need to do the groundwork now so that ten years from now they will be able to influence Texas
     
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    I'm sure Democraps are registering Mexicans that live in Texas for the next election....and they are making sure every black living in the ghetto is registered too, even if they have felonies.
     
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    No wonder the Republican Party is expanding, their public relations is just so AWESOME!!! :lol:
     
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    That's why the joke is on the Democrats. Mexican culture is heavily religious, and Tejanos are at least equally as likely to back Republicans as they are Democrats, feeling that the "values vote" outweights whatever other issues that may be on the table.
     
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    I agree that urbanization bodes well for Democrats right now, and racial demographics seem to be favoring Democratic Party right now. But I think you also have to look at age. The most elderly voters are the only age group the GOP is consistently winning. As they die off, they are being replaced by younger voters who are much more socially progressive that the current Republican Party.

    If the GOP doesn't make some significant platform modifications, they are going to have an increasingly tough time attracting younger voters. And that's happening in every state.

    But I also thing personalities drive a lot of politics. If the GOP can promote a very charismatic leader who can do a good job of articulating and selling the GOP position, they can make a comeback regardless of demographics.
     
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    Absolutely true.

    That is why Republicans have to make sure their rhetoric and policies do not alienate Hispanics

    Do you think they can do it?
     

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