Could demographic shifts turn Tarrant County blue? (audio)

A suburban Tea Party in Tarrant County sees itself as essential to keeping the state red. And some Republican officials do, too. But the GOP may have to confront demographic changes for that to hold true.

Northeast Tarrant Tea Party President Julie McCarty kicks off the political group's first monthly meeting of 2017 in at a community center in North Richland Hills. The organization is a powerhouse in Texas politics.
Northeast Tarrant Tea Party President Julie McCarty kicks off the political group's first monthly meeting of 2017 in at a community center in North Richland Hills. The organization is a powerhouse in Texas politics.  Brandon Formby

A suburban Tea Party in Tarrant County sees itself as essential to keeping the state red. And some Republican officials do, too. But the GOP may have to confront demographic changes for that to hold true.