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DLCC Announces Additional Texas Spotlight Candidates

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WASHINGTON — Election Day is in two months and Democratic momentum is surging across the country — particularly in Texas. Democrats need to flip just nine seats to win a majority in the Texas House for the first time in nearly two decades, and Republicans are running scared in their former stronghold. In light of Democrats’ advantage in the state, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is unveiling the full slate of Spotlight Candidates who will flip the Texas House blue in November. 


“Republicans are openly panicking about Texas, and it’s not hard to see why,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “Trump’s toxic unpopularity and the GOP’s abject failure to tackle the issues Americans face is dragging down candidates at all levels of the ballot. Texas Republicans have been retiring left and right and we’re challenging more districts than the GOP for the first time in recent memory. Make no mistake, the momentum is on our side, and we have an incredible slate of challengers who are going to flip Texas blue in November.”


During his 2018 Senate bid, Beto O’Rourke carried nine Republican-held districts in the Texas House, giving Democrats a clear path to victory this fall. The full slate of Spotlight Candidates includes 29 community leaders who will hold the extremist Texas GOP accountable in just two months. The 21 new additions include:


The Texas House is one of the top targets in the DLCC’s $50 million “Flip Everything” campaign to win Democratic majorities this year. Since Trump’s election, the DLCC and state Democrats have flipped over 450 seats and 10 chambers from red to blue.