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.