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Trey Martinez Fischer
Texas Democrats feel a change in the wind
Texas Democrats feel a change in the wind

AUSTIN, Texas — For years, Texas has been a Democratic desert, a harsh and forbidding place where the party's candidates shrivel and the dreams of liberals collapse and die. It has been nearly two decades since a Democrat was elected to statewide office and nearly 40 since the party carried Texas in a presidential race; White House hopefuls stopped trying to win here a long time ago. But after a generation's worth of Democratic failure, many are convinced the state is on the cusp of competitiveness, thanks to the rapid growth of Texas' minority population, especially Latinos, and a slow rebuilding of the party from the ground level — city, county, legislative...

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