Parker, Van de Putte Rev Up Delegates at DNC

Two of Texas’ top Democratic women — Houston Mayor Annise Parker and longtime state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio — revved up an early morning crowd of state delegates on Tuesday, painting Texas Republicans as out of touch and on the fringe, and saying that even if the national party doesn’t give much attention to Texas in the next two months, state Democrats must work overtime to win local races.  

“We’re going to talk to our family members, our coworkers, our lines at the grocery store,” Parker said. “We are going to talk to other Americans who ...

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