Republican analysts say that as Texas' Hispanic population continues to surge, its traditionally Democratic electorate is more and more up for grabs.
“The Hispanic culture [is one] that is pro-life, pro-family, pro-free enterprise, [that] values hard work and has a value structure that fits very nicely with the Republican Party,” said Allen Blakemore, the owner of the Houston-based political strategy firm Blakemore & Associates.
But Democrats caution against that assessment. They see the increasingly divisive battle over immigration as a dividing line that will keep Hispanics squarely in their corner.
The debate was part of Monday's Texas Tribune "New Day ...