For Texas Democrats, a Fundraising Tug-of-War

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Do you turn Texas blue from the inside out or the outside in? That’s the strategic question behind the money tug-of-war between the Texas Democratic Party and the national candidates who count on the Lone Star State to fill their campaign coffers. 

Local party officials have made their message loud and clear at this week's Democratic National Convention: They want the same generous campaign contributors who send their money to out-of-state candidates — including President Obama — to make a similar investment in Texas. They say that with a little help, they could pick off key local ...

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