Texas Democrats’ Recruiting Slump Could Be Over, Thanks To Trump

The party says it will field candidates in all of the state’s Congressional races and 90 percent of state legislative contests.

By Ashley LopezJanuary 2, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From KUT:

A surge in Democratic candidates in Texas could be a turning point for the party, experts say.

According to the Texas Democratic Party, a candidate is running for every congressional seat this year and for almost 90 percent of seats in the state Legislature.

Even though Democrats are unlikely to win a lot of those seats, political strategists say this year’s election could be an opportunity for the party to increase its number of experienced candidates.

Just a few months ago, Texas Democrats were wringing their hands about the party’s recruiting power. It has historically been difficult to recruit a Democrat in Texas to run for seats where the party doesn’t typically have a good chance of winning.

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