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Texas 2022 Elections

For Republicans, winning Hispanic voters will be a bigger fight than South Texas

Nearly half of Hispanic Texans live in the state’s five largest counties, a voting bloc Democrats cannot afford to lose as they struggle to compete in the state’s vast rural areas.

Straight Edge barbershop owner Virginia Murillo discusses how she has shifted her political views to those that align more with the GOP. Although Murillo comes from a Democratic supporting family, including immigrant parents, she has gradually moved towards a more Conservative point of view, citing religion and children moral welfare. She remains ambivalent on some issues and finds herself straddling views that have long been part of the Democratic Party’s platform too. Oct. 6, 2022.
Fernando Florez, a long time Democratic activist discusses the shift of Hispanic voters in Tarrant County and Texas from his Hemphill neighborhood home in Fort Worth. Texas has had an uptick in Democratic sentiment, but a shift from the Democratic Party to the GOP could ensure control of the state by the GOP. Oct. 6, 2022.

Tarrant County

Ricardo Avitia poses for a portrait at his brother Rudy’s barbershop The Barber, in the Hemphill neighborhood in Fort Worth.

Republican optimism

Democratic State Representative Romero Ramon Romero poses for a portrait at Los Zarapes Restaurant in north Fort Worth. Romero stated the key to Hispanic victory in the upcoming Midterm elections is being an activist in the community not simply proposing legislation. The support from the community must be achieved by canvassing and knocking on doors of the voters you want to represent. Oct. 6, 2022.

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