Texas Republicans looking not-so-good all of a sudden. Ted Cruz, especially

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Traitor Texas Republicans looking not-so-good all of a sudden. Ted Cruz, especially
By kos

"Something is happening down in the Lone Star State."
"Since last week, when U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, revealed that he had raised a stunning $10.4 million between April and June in his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a wave of Texas Democrats running for U.S. House seats similarly blasted out their own unusually strong fundraising numbers."
"The numbers only became more striking when compared to their rivals: Some Democratic challengers raised two, three or even four times what their Republican incumbent rivals posted."
"House Republicans in usually safe seats are suddenly looking anemic. Perhaps treason isn’t the best campaign issue? And Beto … I didn’t want to believe Politico’s, “Beto-mania sweeps Texas.” But a look at our Civiqs Texas data (which we poll for our own use, not for any client), and holy shit, it’s real!"







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Beto O'Rourke is looking good and only because the people in Texas truly believe in him and his message and platform. He brings a refreshingly stark contrast to the do-nothing, help-no-one Ted Cruz. Beto has been working tirelessly since he announced he was running against Cruz and he hasn't stopped since. The money in supporter contributions is rolling in for Beto at such incredible amounts that it even surpasses what Cruz has raised! So yes, when people finally open their eyes and see a good man who truly stands for Texas and all of its people, who is willing and able to tirelessly work hard for them and who is giving his all to win they will stand behind him and have his back.

In Texas it's now become Beto or Bust.
 
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thank you Rick Perry.

Rick Perry touted all the great things that make Texas awesome.

The demographics of Texas has totally changed in the past 10 years.


Texas continues to have strong population growth in the second decade of the 21st century. This growth is from a robust and balanced combination of natural increase and net migration that pushed the state’s population to almost 28 million.

For each year between 2010 and 2016, Texas has had the nation’s largest annual population growth. During this period, the state added about 211,000 people per year through natural increase.

As for migration, Texas is a primary destination for both domestic and international migrants. Average annual net domestic migration between 2010 and 2016 was close to 140,000 while net international migration averaged around 82,000. The state’s major metropolitan statistical areas (Austin-Round Rock, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, and San Antonio-New Braunfels) are leading areas of population growth in Texas.

While these areas have high rates of natural increase, net migration is the dominant source of population growth in Texas’ metro areas.

“The most likely reasons people relocate to Texas are its resilient economy and relatively affordable housing,” said Lloyd Potter, Texas state demographer at the University of Texas San Antonio. “Oil and gas production continues to be a major component in the state’s economy, but other sectors such as information technology, manufacturing and biomedicine are important sources of job growth.”
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2017/08/texas-population-trends.html

The people moving to Texas are young and far less conservative than rural Texans.
 
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thank you Rick Perry.

Rick Perry touted all the great things that make Texas awesome.

The demographics of Texas has totally changed in the past 10 years.




https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2017/08/texas-population-trends.html

The people moving to Texas are young and far less conservative than rural Texans.
That's true, currently. In the past however, the 4 large cities always had far less conservatives than rural areas, by ratio. Austin included in that 4.

Obama won 48% in Houston in his first run and Houston also elected an openly gay mayor within 2 years of each other.
 
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No one is enjoying this more than this old, white, liberal, native-born Texan!

BTW, don't tell anybody but there are a lot of liberals in Texas.
And tough liberals too. They put up with a lot of shit and have thick skin because of it. I've lived in Houston for 30+ years and Austin for 4.

Anne Richards is a good example. Specifically democrat.
 
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And tough liberals too. They put up with a lot of shit and have thick skin because of it. I've lived in Houston for 30+ years and Austin for 4.

Anne Richards is a good example. Specifically democrat.
I was born in Houston in 1952.
 
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No one is enjoying this more than this old, white, liberal, native-born Texan!

BTW, don't tell anybody but there are a lot of liberals in Texas.
Actually rural Texas is changing. All this iconic small Texas towns are changing beyond recognition.

People that lived in Texas want to move to those smaller towns, but take their city ways to the small town. Texas is changing.
 
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Traitor Texas Republicans looking not-so-good all of a sudden. Ted Cruz, especially
By kos













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Beto O'Rourke is looking good and only because the people in Texas truly believe in him and his message and platform. He brings a refreshingly stark contrast to the do-nothing, help-no-one Ted Cruz. Beto has been working tirelessly since he announced he was running against Cruz and he hasn't stopped since. The money in supporter contributions is rolling in for Beto at such incredible amounts that it even surpasses what Cruz has raised! So yes, when people finally open their eyes and see a good man who truly stands for Texas and all of its people, who is willing and able to tirelessly work hard for them and who is giving his all to win they will stand behind him and have his back.

In Texas it's now become Beto or Bust.
Last poll has Cruz up by 9 points.