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How Democrats Can Come Back: Three Views

How can the party of LBJ, Ann Richards and Henry Cisneros regain its footing? We asked three prominent Democratic strategists for their take.

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With fewer than a third of the seats in the Texas House, barely a third of the seats in the Texas Senate and no statewide candidates elected since 1994, Texas Democrats are not exactly at their most powerful or influential. But as the Republicans who languished under decades of Democratic rule can tell you, the pendulum has a tendency to swing back. What will it take for the party of LBJ, Ann Richards and Henry Cisneros to regain its footing? We asked three prominent Democratic strategists for their perspective.

Matt Angle says it's all about confidence. James Aldrete says it's the new economy, stupid. And Mustafa Tameez and Greg Wythe say demographics are key — along with ideas.

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