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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

PBS: Video: NewsHour: The Texas Monthly's Wayne Slater: Previewing The Texas Governor's Race

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

This is Texas Democrats' best opportunity to win the Texas governorship since 1990, when Anne Richards won this seat.  I'm not saying State Senator Wendy Davis is going to win this race, because she is definitely the underdog.  I am saying that she can win this race, and it could become competitive, somewhere around five points by election day in November either way because of the growing Latino population in Texas, especially female Mexican voters, both Democrats and Republicans, and perhaps because of Attorney General Gregg Abbott being too far to the right on social issues, even for Texas as a whole.