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Can Texas turn blue in 2020? The writer thinks so and so do I.

Ted Cruz won his last election, but saw a 13 point margin drop from his first election to 2018. That's a 13 point pro-Democratic shift. Other seats flipped. #SundayThoughts #TurnTexasBlue 1/7
cnn.com/2019/08/08/pol…
Do you want to help? Follow and get involved with organizations like @texasdemocrats and @BGTX who are working to make Texas competitive for Democrats, which will make the state better and the country better for us all.
#Texas #SundayMotivation 2/7
Support and volunteer for @mjhegar - an amazing Democratic candidate running to replace John Cornyn in the U.S. Senate.

To paraphrase, "Texans deserve a Senator who represents their values: strength, courage, independence."
That's not Cornyn. #txlege 3/7
mjfortexas.com
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Today, @JudgeJohnCarter held his first Town Hall meeting in years. Maybe his motivation was that he almost lost his seat in 2018. Who knows. Anyway, it was barely publicized and was not on his FB page or website. We found out about it by chance. #TX31 1/10
We had no problems getting in and asking our questions. Here are a few highlights. 2/10
1st question was on for-profit prisons, CoreCivic, etc. including why he took PAC money from those groups. Seemed upset by the suggestion and defended ICE detention centers as “safe”. Went off the rails and mentioned that he was against marijuana because it’s illegal. 3/10
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BREAKING: After flipping FORTY seats from red to blue in 2018, we've officially got our sights set on THIRTY-THREE more -- and we're ready to get to work!

Take a look at our first offensive battlefield of the 2020 cycle:
Our Chair @CheriBustos is keeping her promises and wasting no time by working to expand our Democratic House Majority.
Presidential approval polls in 2020 are shaping up to be a lot like 2008 -- when Democrats continued the blue wave from the midterm. History is on our side, which means Democrats are poised to expand our House Majority even further. fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2…
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My closing #Midterm2018 THREAD: Let's look at how Ted Cruz has knowingly worked to divide and mislead Texans. #txlege
Please RT
#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica #GOPVotingBlue
Ted Cruz FACT: He's invested millions of dollars in digital influence campaigns.
Maliciously targeting you, your family & friends.

Operating largely in the shadows, using firm that harvested data on stolen from millions of unwitting FB users. #TXSen #txlege #TX14 #Psywar #Psyop
Ted Cruz FACT: Files reveal that AggregateIQ—also known as “AIQ”—is the developer behind campaign apps created for Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott, as well as a Ukrainian steel magnate named Serhiy Taruta.
#txlege #TXSen #BetoForTexas #Midterm2018 #CruzCrew
gizmodo.com/aggregateiq-cr…
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Now that @BetoORourke has almost $40 million fundraised, it's high time he actually put it to use.

He already has a great ground game. Now get on TV and correct the narrative. Take out huge blocks of airtime. Both positive AND negative ads.
There are several Cowboys games that will take place between now and the election. @BetoORourke should drop a ton of ads during those games.

He should focus ads heavily on competitive districts. #TX07. #TX21. #TX31. #TX32. A blitz of Spanish-language ads in #TX23.
Hell, with this kind of money @BetoORourke should be able to rent fleets of buses to go into poor, minority neighborhoods and shuttle people to the polls for free on every day of early voting.

He doesn't need to prioritize anymore. He can do it all. He should do it all.
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Holy crap. The new Sabato Crystal Ball House ratings change is...big.

This is the first time the Crystal Ball has given Democrats better than 50/50 odds of taking the House. And there is a LOT to unpack here.

centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/ar…
Here are Sabato's topline changes.

5 races are no longer Safe R: #IA04, #IN02, #IN09, #PA16, #TX31

3 races shift from Likely R to Lean R: #AR02, #FL16, #NM02

9 more R seats are now Tossups: #IA03, #IL06, #KY06, #MI08, #OH01, #OH12, #TX07, #WV03

And #FL13 is now Safe D.
Here are a few takeaways:

-White nationalist Rep. Steve King has a credible challenge
-IN and WV have competitive House races (and the extra attention from Ds could help their senators here)
-#OH12 special is REALLY close
-Dem women vets (McGrath, Hegar) are kicking ass.
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We'll know soon enough, but I think this take will quickly be proven wrong re: @mjhegar's #TX31 viral ad: texastribune.org/2018/06/25/vir…
My personal opinion is that this sort of investment was exactly the sort of thing that @mjhegar needed to do in order to gain traction. She has an incredible, literally made-for-Hollywood, life story. Broadcasting it to the world was the best play.

Money well spent.
It's like... have these party operatives even HEARD of @AmyMcGrathKY?
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Hey #TEXAS #VotingMatters
Here’s a THREAD of All your Democratic Candidates
& Voting Info (Registration, Vote by Mail, Early Voting, being a Poll Worker with Links
Register by October 9 via here: votetexas.gov/register-to-vo…
Info at mytexasvotes.com & @VoteTexas
#Midterms2018
REGISTRATON in #TEXAS
Register to Vote by OCTOBER 9 #Midterms2018
Check you’re Registered teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do
Register here: webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp
Voting Officials here: sos.texas.gov/elections/vote…
Request for Postage Paid Voter Registration Form: webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrrequest/inde…
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#earlyvote in #TEXAS
Find early voting locations here: sos.state.tx.us/elections/vote…
Or: teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do
Or contact County Election Boards here: sos.state.tx.us/elections/vote…
Early Voting for #Midterms2018: Oct 22, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018 (in person)
Early Voting by Mail return by Nov 6
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Yesterday, #COTD @BenMcAdams rode your #BlueWave2018🌊 from 7.6k followers to 8430! ❤️ Great job, y'all!

This #SaturdayMorning, we are doing a special #COTD to support #MarchForOurLives

We asked #BWCS endorsed candidates where they stand on #GunReform

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#AMJoy
.@PiattPatti's son died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Watching others lose a child and knowing what they feel brings it all back. I don't have a problem with responsible gun ownership, but there is nothing responsible about owning an AR-15."
#MarchForOurLives
#AMJoy
#KY04
"If we want teachers to have to ability to make offensive measures, why not non-lethal weapons? It's terrible that we would have to, but if we do, that route should not be firearms." -@TomPrigg2018
#MarchForOurLives
#AMJoy
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Hey #Texas! You're up first for #Midterms2018
MARCH 6, 2018
THREAD of All Democratic Candidates in All Districts, Photos & Links
#BlueWave2018
Register 30+ Days before votetexas.gov/register-to-vo…
Find early voting locations at County Election Boards here sos.state.tx.us/elections/vote…
#TexasPrimaries #VotingMatters #BlueWave2018
Don’t one of the 7 approved Voter IDs? Options here:
sos.state.tx.us/about/newsrele…
Overseas? Absentee Voting info fvap.gov/vao/vag/chapte…
Find all Dem Candidates here webservices.sos.state.tx.us/candidate-fili…
Info @texasdemocrats here mytexasvotes.com
#CongressRun2018 #TX01 #TX1
(GOP Incumbent Gohmert is retiring)
Democratic Candidates
Shirley McKellar @Vote4McKellar votemckellar.com
Brent Beal @Beal2018 beal2018.com
#BlueWave2018
Register 30+ days before votetexas.gov/register-to-vo…
@texasdemocrats @UniteBlueTX
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