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Texas Democrats are trying to draw LGBT Republicans snubbed by state GOP leaders

The Texas Republican party rejected Log Cabin Republicans asking to participate in the state convention. Democrats say they will work to recruit disillusioned LGBT conservatives. But Republicans aren't worried about mass defections.

Members of Austin's LGBT community gather on the steps of the capitol to celebrate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots on June 28, 2017.

“Crossover voting … is entirely possible. But could [Democrats] actually get them to convert their party allegiance? That's a steeper hill to climb.”

— Don Haider-Markel, University of Kansas professor

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