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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:37 PM

Democrat Beto O'Rourke turns his attention to flipping the Texas House

A month after ending his presidential campaign, Democrat Beto O’Rourke has turned his attention to state politics — namely, an effort to help flip the Texas House of Representatives from Republican control to the Democrats.

With Texas Democrats nine seats away from retaking the majority of seats in the Texas House, O’Rourke is trying to convince his donor base to send money to an organization called Flip The Texas House, which has targeted 17 House Districts in which Republican candidates won by fewer than 10 percentage points last year. More than half are districts in which O’Rourke won the majority of votes as he ran for U.S. Senate.

“In 2018, I carried nine of the 17 districts now represented by Republicans. So we know that we can do this,” O’Rourke said in the email. “We just need your help to make sure that we make the most of this opportunity.”

Ten of the targeted districts are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and five are in and around Houston. One is in San Antonio and one is in Killeen.

The push follows a 2018 cycle in which Democrats flipped 12 Texas House seats from Republican control. Texas Democrats have not had the majority of seats in the Texas House since 2001.

O’Rourke, a former congressman from El Paso, said if Democrats retake the majority in the Texas House, it would mean an end to “racist gerrymandering, and a chance to address gun violence, reproductive rights, Medicaid expansion, criminal justice and climate change in Texas.”



https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Democrat-Beto-O-Rourke-turns-his-attention-to-14876379.php

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:54 PM

1. Good luck to him! A worthy cause!

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:58 PM

2. So pick a seat and move there, Beto

This was not his "time" but he's so young he can have a lot of influence in Texas politics. Could use some more focus on Cornyn's Senate seat, too.

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:03 PM

3. Good! He can help Wendy Davis win my district!

So happy to see we are on the DCCC target list.

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Response to Dem_4_Life (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:05 PM

4. This is for the State House of Representatives.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:01 AM

5. +1!

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:03 AM

6. Way to go!

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