It's Official: Democrats Have Lost the Future in Texas (for Now)

What did Battleground Texas achieve? Don't ask.

A week ago, I published a story about the Texas Republican Party's outreach to non-white, traditionally Democratic voters—especially Latino voters in the Rio Grande valley. Battleground Texas, which had been in the field for most of a year, was not fond of the story, and pushed back with data about the inroads it had made by flooding the state with organizers, giving Wendy Davis the sort of ground game that previous candidates never had. Jeremy Bird, the founder-turned-senior adviser of the group, explained in a memo that the turnout was proving Battleground right. Texas was changing. The map was turning purple.

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