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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:52 PM

Texas Shaping Up To Be Huge Battleground in 2014

Wendy Davis' Democratic victory on Tuesday in Texas was a shot across the bow to the Texas Republican Party. In short, it sent a message that Democrats are organized, energized and working to turn Texas blue after too many years of Republican dominance. Sen. Wendy Davis was just what the doctor ordered to light up Texas women on both sides of the aisle and set their resolve to oust the old white men who want to put Big Government in their lady parts.

OFA old-timer Jeremy Bird is already in Texas and has been for some time, setting up field offices and getting to work on voter education and registration. In February, Bird predicted that while the road would be tough, it could be done with enough organization in advance. And so Battleground Texas was born.

At the same time, we will be working hard to engage women voters in Texas. Women voters in the Lone Star State supported Obama by just 47 percent in 2008 -- far fewer than the 55 percent nationwide that supported the President in both 2008 and 2012. We can do much better than that.


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Salviati Jun 2013 #1
Gothmog Jun 2013 #2
hamsterjill Jun 2013 #3
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Wounded Bear Jun 2013 #5

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:01 PM

1. Help make it even more so: Donate to battlegroundtexas!

http://www.battlegroundtexas.com/content/home

Help register people to vote, fight back against racist republican voter suppression

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:02 PM

2. I hope that you are right

We are working hard in my county to make Texas competitive

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:20 PM

3. Same here.

And I do see some progress!!! I am hopeful!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:41 PM

4. The Deans will be on this

Jim Dean and his more prominent brother, Howard, will be looking at Texas with the same keen eye that brought us the 50 state strategy back when even Democrats were skeptical about it. Expect DFA to have as many people on the ground in TX next year as they can possibly afford to hire (or volunteers that they an afford to send/help out).

If we have the next Ann Richards in Wendy Davis, then I want her where Ann left off--in the governor's chair!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:47 PM

5. Sounds good!

It's been so long since Texas was even competitive nationally. It's nice to see some strong grass roots organizing.

The Repubs can't hope to match our numbers. Thus the push to restrict voting rights.

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