Though the candidates supported by Battleground Texas — an organization hoping to turn this red state into at least a purple one — were pummeled on Election Day, the group's executive director is encouraging supporters to keep their chins up.
"I know that the losses last week were tough, and there has been a lot of negativity in the aftermath of the election," Jenn Brown wrote in an open letter posted on the group's website on Tuesday. "But I want you to look forward with me. Because we have work to do."
Brown wrote that in the coming weeks, Battleground Texas will conduct an "extensive qualitative assessment" to gather feedback about what went wrong and what worked in the first major election since the group's founding in 2013. This will take the form of meetings, calls and surveys with volunteers.
The group will also analyze voter data once it becomes available. Brown said it will also reach out to those who did not vote and ask them why they chose not to. "While we already know we were caught up in a national wave, we need to talk to people to understand better why they decided not to make their voices heard," she wrote.
Brown signaled an intention to stick around despite the setback rendered by Texas voters last week, noting that the information gleaned from these activities will help the group "develop a plan that ensures we are as effective as possible in the years to come."