Texas Midterms May Test Whether Grassroots Passion Shifted Parties – And If It Still Works

Some of the excitement that led voters to support tea party candidates subsided after those candidates achieved success.

By Shelley KoflerNovember 2, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From KERA:

In past elections, Texas’ tea party groups have played a visible role, generating grassroots enthusiasm among Republicans who want less government and lower taxes. But this year, especially compared with Democratic activists, tea partyers are playing a less conspicuous role.

Consider how different it was six years ago, when Ted Cruz began his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

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