Analysis: Democrats Found Candidates, if Not Voters

A year ago, Texas Democrats were scrounging for a standard-bearer.

They couldn’t seem to find serious candidates — candidates, that is, who would be taken seriously by the voters — for the top spots on the ballot. Now the table has turned, and it is the candidates who face the political uncertainty of whether their voters are numerous enough or engaged enough to make their campaigns worthwhile.

The Democrats' search a year ago had moved into less obvious territory, with conversations about people who had run before and people who were less well-known in politics. They were digging deep for names ...

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