Tribpedia: Rodney Anderson

What Went Wrong With Battleground Texas?

Jeremy Bird speaking at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sep. 28, 2013
Jeremy Bird speaking at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sep. 28, 2013

Battleground Texas launched in January 2013 with the goal of turning reliably red Texas into — at minimum — a purple state where Democrats could compete. But nearly two years later, on the day after the 2014 general election, Texas looks redder than ever. What went wrong? 

 

Texas Republican Party chairman Steve Munisteri speaks to the Grassroots Club in Fort Worth on June 5, 2014.
Texas Republican Party chairman Steve Munisteri speaks to the Grassroots Club in Fort Worth on June 5, 2014.

GOP Issues Rare Retraction of HD-105 Flyers

Politicians are always griping that their opponents are leveling false charges against them. But when Democrat Susan Motley complained about a Republican attack on her in a state House race, GOP chairman Steve Munisteri agreed. And now he's issued a rare retraction, at the cost of thousands of dollars, to voters in north Texas.

A nod to the city's changing demographics, the masthead for a branch of Jefferson Dental Clinics in Irving, Texas includes a large Spanish-language sign on its storefront that reads, “A friend of the Hispanic family.”
A nod to the city's changing demographics, the masthead for a branch of Jefferson Dental Clinics in Irving, Texas includes a large Spanish-language sign on its storefront that reads, “A friend of the Hispanic family.”

Demographics Create Electoral Battleground in HD-105

Democrats are hoping to take advantage of Irving's shifting demographics to flip Texas House District 105. But Republicans are also making a push among new residents. The race pits Democrat Susan Motley against Republican Rodney Anderson.