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PlanetaryOrbit

(155 posts)
Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:11 PM Jan 2014

How liberal/conservative are Dallas, Houston and San Antonio?

I moved to Texas recently, and would like to ask anyone who's familiar with the regional politics: How liberal or conservative are the big cities - Dallas, Houston and San Antonio?


I know Austin is liberal, but what about the others?

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How liberal/conservative are Dallas, Houston and San Antonio? (Original Post) PlanetaryOrbit Jan 2014 OP
The cities themselves: liberal. The suburbs: blood red. Mayberry Machiavelli Jan 2014 #1
100% correct. narnian60 Jan 2014 #3
Houston has a lesbian mayor. ForgoTheConsequence Jan 2014 #2
Dallas=conservative... cry baby Jan 2014 #4
The core of Dallas is Democratic - Burbs are Rep and lots of Tea party dem in texas Jan 2014 #7
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong about Dallas county! cry baby Jan 2014 #9
In 2008 and 2012 Obama won... Tx4obama Jan 2014 #5
I stand corrected about Dallas...good info in your post. cry baby Jan 2014 #8
The cities are liberal; the suburbs, not so much alarimer Jan 2014 #6
I believe that Fort Bend County will be first suburban county to turn blue Gothmog Jan 2014 #10
I moved to Fort Worth in November daisy1957 Jan 2014 #11

Mayberry Machiavelli

(21,096 posts)
1. The cities themselves: liberal. The suburbs: blood red.
Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:12 PM
Jan 2014

And you have to define liberal in the context of Texas. None of those places are liberal like West Coast cities, NYC etc.

narnian60

(3,510 posts)
3. 100% correct.
Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:20 PM
Jan 2014

Suburb of Houston here. Hubby & I are sooooo outnumbered. He fights the good fight out there, but I am retired so I get to stay at home and read DU.

ForgoTheConsequence

(4,844 posts)
2. Houston has a lesbian mayor.
Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:14 PM
Jan 2014

Julian Castro is the mayor of San Antonio.

Mike Rawlings is the mayor of Dallas, a democrat but not really a liberal.

cry baby

(6,682 posts)
4. Dallas=conservative...
Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:20 PM
Jan 2014

Houston proper is more blue than red. San Antonio, not sure, but my guess is more blue than red.

I grew up near Dallas, later lived near Houston, and have relatives in San Antonio.

dem in texas

(2,672 posts)
7. The core of Dallas is Democratic - Burbs are Rep and lots of Tea party
Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:11 PM
Jan 2014

I live in West Oak Cliff in Dallas and this area is Democrat through and through. The Dallas Morning News is very conservative and if you read the letters to the editor everyday like I do, you will see the right wing comments come from outside the city. Before Obama won the last election, I met a lady on business over in Plano (north of Dallas). She was a life long Democrat from New York would moved to Plano a few months earlier. She saw my Obama/Biden bumper sticker and had to give me a hug. She thought there were no Democrats in the area.

cry baby

(6,682 posts)
9. Yes, I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong about Dallas county!
Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:15 PM
Jan 2014

I stopped taking that hate filled rag of a paper long ago. It was just a source of continual irritation.

Tx4obama

(36,974 posts)
5. In 2008 and 2012 Obama won...
Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:21 PM
Jan 2014

In 2008 and 2012 Obama won the majority of votes in the cities/counties of: Dallas/Dallas, Austin/Travis, Houston/Harris, San Antonio, El Paso, etc.

Below are the Texas votes per county...

2008: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election_in_Texas,_2008#By_county

2012: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election_in_Texas,_2012#By_county

p.s. Here in Houston we have elected an openly gay female mayor the past two terms
Annise Parker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annise_Parker

That's more than some other big cities have done



cry baby

(6,682 posts)
8. I stand corrected about Dallas...good info in your post.
Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:12 PM
Jan 2014

The Dallas Morning News has always been ultra conservative and suburbs are repub controlled, so I assumed Big D went red. I am pleasantly surprised!

The town I live in now, in east Texas has maybe 5 democrats in the whole town. I get lonely!

Gothmog

(142,959 posts)
10. I believe that Fort Bend County will be first suburban county to turn blue
Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:28 PM
Jan 2014

Fort Bend is the former home of Tom DeLay the county and state party are working to turn our county blue. If Fort Bend turns blue, then we can win the state

daisy1957

(6 posts)
11. I moved to Fort Worth in November
Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:59 AM
Jan 2014

I am leaving to go back to Kansas City. I don't know how liberal Fort Worth is but they proudly flew the confederate flag at the stock show.

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