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  • Make No Mistake: The GOP is Losing Texas: 5 Congressmen Have Resigned Instead of Seeking Re-election

    09/13/2019 7:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/13/2019 | Joshua Foxworth
    To date, five congressmen from Texas have resigned instead of seeking re-election in 2020. Their resignations signal two things from GOP leadership. The first is the realization that Texas is now lost. The second is that this loss is due entirely to the changing demographics resulting from legal and illegal immigration. The five congressmen that have resigned are Bill Flores (17th), Will Hurd (23rd), Pete Olson (22nd), Kenny Marchant (24th), and Mike Conaway (11th). Of these five, Congressman Conaway is unique in that his district will likely remain red for some time. He has not faced an opponent in numerous...
  • Poll: Beto O’Rourke Struggles to Conjure Support in Home State of Texas

    09/12/2019 6:14:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/11/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Beto O’Rourke (D) is struggling to garner support in his home state of Texas, with Joe Biden (D) maintaining his lead in the Lone Star State and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) taking a second-place position, according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll released Wednesday. The poll, which surveyed 550 registered voters likely to vote in the Texas Democrat primary, was taken August 29 – September 8 and showed Democrat voters flocking to O’Rourke’s competitors.
  • 6 Democratic candidates are beating Trump in a new Texas poll

    09/11/2019 6:36:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    The Week ^ | September 10, 2019 | Tim O'Donnell
    President Trump might not want to look at a new poll conducted by Univision and the University of Houston. The survey shows six Democratic presidential candidates leading the incumbent in Texas. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has the healthiest lead over Trump — a 48 percent to 42 percent edge. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden has Trump beat 47 percent to 43 percent, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is ahead 44 percent to 42 percent. Those three, frequently considered the front-runners in the Democratic primaries, don't come as a huge surprise, but Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.)...
  • Rep. Flores becomes latest Texas Republican to retire

    09/04/2019 6:42:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/04/2019 | Reid Wilson
    Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) on Wednesday announced he will not seek reelection to a sixth term in Congress, adding to the rush of Texas Republican lawmakers heading for the exit. Flores, the first Republican to represent the Waco area since Reconstruction, won his seat in the Tea Party wave of 2010. He beat then-Rep. Chet Edwards (D) by a wider margin than any other challenger who ousted a sitting Democrat that year. He said in a statement he intended to honor a term-limit pledge he made when he first ran for office. “After much prayer over the past few days...
  • Trump spends big in Texas, raising questions about whether he's worried

    08/16/2019 1:04:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 16, 2019 | Rachel Frazin
    President Trump's campaign has reportedly spent almost $500,000 on Facebook ads in Texas this year, raising questions about whether his team is concerned the normally deep-red state could flip. The Texas Tribune reported Friday that the Trump campaign spent $481,900 on the social media ads directed at Texans between Jan. 5 and Aug. 3, citing data from Bully Pulpit Interactive, a Democratic firm that monitors digital ad spending. “When we think about digital ads, we think about it in terms of, ‘Is [Trump] using them to engage and excite his existing supporters, or is he using it to reach out...
  • Texas Republicans bracing for a Blue Wave in 2020. Yes, Texas

    08/12/2019 9:57:46 PM PDT · by deek69 · 106 replies
    When Beto O’Rourke proclaimed, during the second round of Democratic presidential debates, that “there’s a new battleground state, Texas, and it has 38 Electoral College votes,” eyes rolled in unison across America. We’ve all heard that nonsense before! Pundits and progressives have been predicting that minority-white Texas would go blue for so long, it’s practically become a running joke. And while O’Rourke came tantalizingly close to knocking off Ted Cruz last fall, that race seemed to have all the hallmarks of a fluke—a Republican senator who even Republicans can’t stomach, running in a strong Democratic midterm cycle against a fresh-faced...
  • U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant will not seek reelection, marking the fourth recent GOP retirement in Texas

    08/04/2019 8:17:52 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 63 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 8/4/2019 | Adam Willis
    Last year, Marchant only won reelection by a three percentage point margin.WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant will not seek reelection in 2020, two sources confirmed to The Texas Tribune late Sunday. He is the fourth member of the Texas delegation to announce his retirement in recent days. Marchant's decision was first reported by The New York Times. Marchant, who was elected to Congress in 2004, is a founding member of the House Tea Party Caucus. He represents Texas’ 24th Congressional District, which spans the northern suburbs of Fort Worth and Dallas. The district has historically been reliably red, but...
  • Wendy Davis plans to run for Congress, congressional staffer says

    07/19/2019 5:20:55 AM PDT · by fwdude · 27 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | July 18, 2019 | Matt Zdun
    Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is running for the U.S. House, hoping to unseat freshman U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, a Republican from Hays County, a congressional aide told the American-Statesman on Thursday. The revelation ends months of speculation and sets the stage for what could be a high-profile duel in a congressional district national Democrats are aggressively targeting.
  • Population shifts set up huge House battleground

    07/17/2019 6:10:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/19 | Reid Wilson
    As many as 1 in 5 seats in the House of Representatives may be competitive next year as population shifts and partisan realignment conspire to create one of the most widespread battlefields in generations. Democrats will find themselves on defense in dozens of districts the party captured in 2018, including 31 districts President Trump won in 2016. Already, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has identified 36 members for its Frontline program, which protects endangered incumbents. Republicans, too, will have to defend districts in unexpected areas, seats that Democrats narrowly lost in 2018. Districts that have not been targets for years...
  • Texas May Cost Trump 2020 (Texas turning purple?)

    07/04/2019 8:40:33 PM PDT · by nwrep · 190 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 4, 2019 | Kristin Tate, opinion contributor
    Texas demographics today are strikingly similar to those of California in 1990, before Democrats began their seven to nothing streak of Golden State victories in presidential races. Like California in 1990, the Texas population currently hovers around 29 million and is changing rapidly in light of heavy immigration from Mexico. The second generation children of Mexican immigrants have played a major role in keeping California out of Republican reach. This same transformation is taking root in Texas. Young Texas voters overwhelmingly turned out for Beto O’Rourke over incumbent Ted Cruz in the Senate race last year. O’Rourke beat Cruz with...
  • New Poll: Biden Leads O’Rourke And Trump… In Texas

    05/01/2019 9:03:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/01/2019 | Karen Townsend
    I know. It’s very early in the process. The Emerson College poll released Monday is the most recent to point out the political atmosphere in Texas, a state Democrats are desperately hoping to win in 2020. So, how is the leading candidate according to all polls so far, Joe Biden, looking in Texas? Good old Joe is doing pretty well. He’s only officially been in the race for five days yet he’s been running much longer, truth be told. None of the other candidates, not even Bernie Sanders, have been able to knock him out of first place in...
  • Poll finds Trump in dead head-to-head heats with four Dems in Texas

    04/29/2019 12:38:22 PM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/19 09:59 AM EDT | MICHAEL BURKE
    President Trump is in a dead heat with four Democratic presidential candidates in GOP-leaning Texas, according to a new Emerson College poll.
  • Trump, Biden in dead heat in hypothetical 2020 matchup among Texas voters

    02/16/2019 3:44:48 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2019 | Aris Foley
    President Trump and former Vice President Biden are in a dead heat in a hypothetical 2020 matchup among Texas voters, according to a new poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling firm. According to the poll, Biden trails Trump 46 percent to 49 percent in the hypothetical matchup, falling within the poll's margin of error. Five percent of those polled said they were "not sure" who they would choose.
  • 95,000 non-citizens are registered to vote in Texas, state officials discover

    01/25/2019 2:14:27 PM PST · by slumber1 · 74 replies
    WFAA ^ | 1-25-19 | Ryan Osborne
    About 95,000 non-citizens are registered to vote in Texas, and more than half of those have cast ballots in at least one election, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley announced on Friday. Whitley's office, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety, had been investigating possible voter fraud for the last year, according to a news release. Of the 95,000 non-citizens registered, 58,000 have voted in one or more elections since 1996.