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Wendy Davis spends big to hire Obama campaign veterans

It's not surprising that veterans of Obama's political machine have found fertile ground in Texas, says Mark Jones, political science fellow. The effort reflects the concurrent short- and long-term goals of Democrats paying new attention to Texas. "Democrats can win by losing if they can come close enough in 2014 so that Republicans have to play defense in Texas in 2016," says Jones.

Read the full Feb. 13, 2014, article here.