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#txlege #txpol Thread: On first glance, the 2010 and 2014 #TXGov races were uninteresting; Republicans won in landslides and carried a significant majority of State House seats. However... (1/6)
The shift in relative margin (a district's lean compared to the state) revealed an early precursor to the suburban trend we saw more clearly in 2016/2018 - every major metropolitan area shifted toward Davis, even Houston, where Bill White was mayor prior to his 2010 run. (2/6)
And, that 2010-2014 trend correlated to the 2018 house results. All but 2 districts that were within 10% in the 2018 Senate race trended toward Davis. (3/6)
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Beto O'Rourke was the first Democrat for Senate to win Tarrant County, TX (Ft. Worth) since Lloyd Bentsen. No Democrat for President has won it since Johnson. Tarrant is a microcosm of suburban Texas's Trump revolt. Precinct returns for 2012, 2016, and 2018 below. #txpol #txsen
Watch the educated Anglo areas highlighted in green, where a majority of non-Hispanic whites over 25 are college-educated or more -- that's where most of the 2012-16 swing was. The 2016-18 swing happened in the rest of the county as rebellion spread.
Tarrant County Democrats flipped state and local seats red to blue across the county. Meanwhile, Tarrant County Republicans are trying to eject a Muslim party vice chair for his religion, accelerating their suburban doom.…
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Coming back from the holiday and catching up on the news? Here are some of the biggest stories you may have missed!
Republicans are standing by while Trump sabotages health care markets and raises premiums AGAIN! #ACA #ProtectOurCare…
GOP candidate says something racist? Say NO to racism by voting for @PaulDavisKS!

"While CNN has rated the race to replace Jenkins as leaning Republican, Democrats have lined up behind former Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis to flip the district."…
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