"Their best-known and most effective candidate."Full Story
The Texas Democratic Party is the state branch of the Democratic party, generally considered to be center-left on the political spectrum. It is one of the two major political parties in Texas, the other being the Republican Party of Texas.
The TDP raises money, organizes events, and campaigns for state Democratic candidates.
After many decades in the majority, Democrats have ...
"[S]he would bring a fresh perspective, a commitment to work with both sides of the aisle and an emphasis on the state's public schools and higher education..."Full Story
"[O]ffers a vision for how the department can best serve all Texans, as well as the lands and animals entrusted to them."Full Story
"[H]as the experience, qualifications, demeanor and common sense that would justify electing him to statewide office."Full Story
"[C]ould offer his party its best chance to win the Governor's Mansion since Ann Richards."Full Story
"Gilbert is far more knowledgeable about agriculture issues and state government than Friedman."Full Story
"Earle has the better insight into the levers of power in government," says the Morning News. "Chavez-Thompson is undoubtedly the best Democratic candidate in the race," says the Express-News.Full Story
"They've been supporting one candidate because he's been a Democrat longer than me," he said Saturday. "That is not democratic. That's not in the Constitution. And that is not what people think. So it is not fair that the Democrat Party backs up somebody without listening to the other."
The Texas AFL-CIO went with Democrats, even to the extent of not endorsing in statewide races where only Republicans are running.Full Story
In blood-red Texas, 19 border legislative races are up for grabs in 2010 — but Republicans are running in only 6. And only 2 GOP candidates have raised any significant cash so far.Full Story
In the Information Age, it still takes the major political parties in Texas three weeks to figure out who should be listed on their state ballots.Full Story
Rick Perry's Blogger Summit featured big-name speakers, social media strategizing and a chance to shoot guns with the Governor. What it didn't feature: much talk about Texas.Full Story
You cannot win if you do not play: Poker players know it, and the Ds, if they mean to make this a two-party state again, need to know it too.Full Story
Monday was the filing deadline for the 2010 elections, and the parties published preliminary lists of the people who want to run the state next year. By our tentative count, 89 members of the House won't have major-party competition, while nine of the 16 senators on the ballot and four members of the state's congressional delegation all apparently drew byes. The full ballots, as they stand now, are in our Election 2010 database.Full Story
The political window is about to close: Today's the last day to become a candidate in the 2010 state elections. What we know so far is that the ballot will have a fireworks show at the top, with contested and well-financed gubernatorial primaries on both sides. A couple of statewide Democratic races will be competitive, but with incumbents seeking reelection on the Republican side, there's little action there.Full Story
In every major urban and suburban Texas county, where the vast majority of Texans cast their ballots, the Democratic vote share increased betweeen 2004 and 2008. Montgomery County was the single exception. In Denton, Collin, Fort Bend, and Williamson Counties — four of the five most populous traditionally Republican suburban counties — the Democratic vote rose.Full Story