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Platforms Reveal Common Ground Between Texas GOP, Democrats

Jun 21, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

Though they disagree on nearly every major policy issue, from education funding to abortion to immigration, Texas Republicans and Democrats apparently have common ground on a few things, according to the platforms approved at recent state conventions.

Over the weekend, Texas Democrats met in San Antonio ahead of this year’s presidential election. A question on almost everyone’s lips was whether this year’s election has set the groundwork for Democratic gains in the state.

Seeking Unity, Texas Democrats Set Sights On Trump As Common Enemy

Jun 18, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "Frankenstein’s monster," a "racist," "the Joker" — and an opportunity to turn Texas blue, according to optimistic Texas Democrats gathered at their party’s convention in San Antonio this weekend.

Two San Antonio brothers are taking center stage as the Texas Democratic Convention gets underway in their hometown. Congressman Joaquin Castro will chair the convention. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro will be the keynote speaker Friday night.

In a state where Republicans control the legislature and all statewide offices, the Democrats are looking to the Castro brothers to help rebuild their state party. 

Alyssa Banta / Texas Tribune

The candidates at the top of the Texas Democratic ticket are back on the campaign trail Monday after pumping up party members at their state convention in Dallas over the weekend.

Shelley Kofler / KERA News

In Texas, it’s generally assumed Republicans get the gun vote. But there’s a group of Democrats who are hoping to turn that around at the state convention in Dallas this weekend. Gun owners want to make sure the Democrats’ state platform doesn’t shoot the party in the foot.

Texas Democrats Rally Around Davis, Van de Putte At Dallas Convention

Jun 28, 2014
Alyssa Banta / Texas Tribune

Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte shared the spotlight at the Texas Democratic Party convention in Dallas on Friday night, promising to change the direction of the state, ripping their Republican opponents and imploring Democrats to break the GOP’s two-decade grip on state government.

Callie Richmond / Texas Tribune

Texas Democrats will shine a spotlight on their top-of-the-ticket female candidates as they begin their three-day convention in Dallas Thursday.

In an interview with KERA, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said his party will also contrast its beliefs with those Republicans enshrined in their state platform earlier this month.

Texas Democrats Look For Momentum At Convention

Jun 8, 2012
Pat Hernandez / KUHF News

Democrats are meeting at the Brown Convention Center downtown will continue the process of rebuilding.