Six months ago, Texas Democrats needed to win just two seats to cut into the power of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Now, if Democrats are unable to win four seats on Nov. 6, they will have little to no power in preventing conservative Senate bills from being passed during the upcoming legislative session.
Jeremy Wallace, reporter for the Houston Chronicle, says that these wounds have been self-inflicted. He says as of now, there’s a good chance Texas will have just nine Democratic senators when the new legislative session begins in January.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
-How Democrats have lost ground in statewide Senate races
-What happens if Republicans gain a two-thirds majority in the Senate
-How a blue wave could help Democrats regain some ground and secure more Senate seats
Written by Alexia Puente.