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The Hill: Stealth influence of TX Democrats

Mark P. Jones

The Hill: Stealth influence of TX Democrats.

"Texas Democrats have not won a statewide election since 1994 and hold only a little more than a third of the seats in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate," writes Mark Jones, fellow in political science. "Given this reality, it would be reasonable to assume that in recent years Democrats have been relatively powerless bystanders in the state capital of what is far and away the nation's largest red state. That assumption would be incorrect."

Read Jones' full commentary, "Texas Democrats: Not as impotent in Austin as you might think," in the July 15, 2014, edition of The Hill.

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