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Turning Texas Blue: A Process Not An Event

Republicans have a lot of soul-searching to do about the future viability of their party, but the same could be said about Texas Democrats. After conceding there was much work left to be done, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said by 2018 Texas would become battleground state, “by itself.”

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On Friday, the Texas Democratic Party released footage taken by a Lubbock Democratic Party Volunteer who was harassed by four men who were caught vandalizing Democratic and “Lubbock Supports Obama 2012” signs. This has been a widely reported problem for Obama signs in Lubbock in which racial slurs, graffiti, and other forms of vandalism have been reported of in neighborhoods.

There has been a great deal of hatred throughout this election, and Republicans have repeatedly refused to address it. We applaud the volunteer for his bravery and the state party for recognizing these issues of hate, while working to promote equality within our communities across Texas.

Bill Clinton Rallies in San Antonio

Bill Clinton fired up about 2,000 Texans on Thursday in support of Pete Gallego. At San Antonio South High School, Clinton broke the state of affairs down DNC-style, and explained what’s happening in Gallego’s race against Rep. Quico Canseco.

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In celebration of the beginning of early voting in Texas, The Promesa Project released the following video to emphasize the voting impact Latinos will have on this year’s election.

"We can get so much more done when we work together." That’s the message in the first TV ad from the Nick Lampson for Congress campaign. The moderate Democrat reflects on his bi-partisan Congressional accomplishments and suggests by returning to civility, "we are going to have a greater future - for America." According to the campaign, the ad is the first in the race to hit TV and will run in the Beaumont and Houston media markets from now until election day.

My Post-DNC Thoughts (and why Julian Castro will be the 46th President)

This year marked my 3rd Democratic National Convention to attend and the 3rd consecutive national convention for which Burnt Orange Report has been credentialed media. That accomplishment can be matched by no other state and is a credit to the owners, editors, writers, and readers that have followed us at any point over the last 9.5 years.

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro To Give Keynote Speech Tonight At DNC

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will address the DNC shortly after 9 P.M. tonight. He’ll be introduced by his twin brother, Texas State Rep. Joaquin Castro, who’s a lock to become a new Texas congressman in November.

Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC 2012

Burnt Orange to Blue: Support Ann Johnson

This cycle, Texas Democrats face a number of crucial races that we consider must-win for the future of our state. To help these great candidates raise the funds they need to compete and win, Burnt Orange Report encourages you to donate to our “Burnt Orange to Blue” fundraising page on ActBlue.

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Burnt Orange to Blue: Support Donna Howard

This cycle, Texas Democrats face a number of crucial races that we consider must-win for the future of our state. To help these great candidates raise the funds they need to compete and win, Burnt Orange Report encourages you to donate to our “Burnt Orange to Blue” fundraising page on ActBlue.

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TDP Chairman Hinojosa: Ted Cruz = Todd Akin


Another scorching takedown from Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa. Check out his studious and effective equation of Ted Cruz with Todd Akin - two candidates so far out of the mainstream that they can’t bring themselves to support abortion rights even in the case of rape and incest.