The Texas Democratic Party outlines its plans to end decades of state dominance in the state, highlighting significant voter registration and turnout efforts to create a blue wave of elected employees in 2020. It publishes its planning document in Monday morning, the same week as the Houston Democratic presidential debate.
The party has set itself the goal of registering 2.6 million Texans to vote, boosting voter turnout in suburban areas and putting 1,000 field organizers on the ground.
"We will win the White House, take out John Kornin, expand our congress in the Texas delegation, smash the superstition in the Texas Senate, turn the Texas House, and select hundreds of local Democrats in the state, writes Texas Democratic Party Deputy Executive Cliff.
In addition to focusing on registering unregistered voters and increasing turnout in increasingly diverse and securely democratic districts, the plan also includes an emphasis on voter protection. A year-round hotline will be introduced to report any cases of vote suppression, and Texan Democrats have teamed up with Democratic attorneys to be ready to tackle these cases.
At the heart of the plan is the state's voter registration efforts, which they hope to achieve through state-coordinated county campaigns, large staff increases and direct mail efforts, including 1
"Five of the 25 fastest growing cities in America are in Texas," Walker writes. "These five cities are expected to drive over 500,000 people in Texas in the next two years, up to 300,000 registered voters. . We know that many of these people come from liberal cities all over the country. "
Many of these suburbs voted for Democrat Beto O'Rourke when he ran for Senate in 2018. OUR ROURK fell into within three percentage points of the victory of incumbent Senator Ted Cruz in a state where Democrats have not won a statewide race since 1994.
The Texas Republican Party said that O & # 39; Rourke's success in engaging motivated voters to start their own registration and engagement efforts The Super PAC on Republican registration, Engage Texas, also raised nearly $ 10 million.
Texas voter registration numbers increased by more than 694,000 between the 2016 presidential race until the 2018 midterm elections. "According to the Secretary of State of Texas.
" There is a lot of excitement about Beto, we want to make sure we reach 2020 with as much enthusiasm as he does, "said Texas GOP spokesman Sam Paul. "We want to make sure we can oppose it. I still firmly believe that there are more Republicans in Texas than there are Democrats."
In addition to party party groups, the inertia of 2018 inspired the national weapons of the Democratic campaign to begin their work on the Texas flight.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has six districts in the state, as well as a field office in Austin, and several Democrats have jumped in the race to defeat GOP Senator John Corney, who is running for re-election in 2020  Some of his Democratic challengers include military veteran MJ Hegar, who lost a race to the 2018 U.S. House, Houston City Councilman Amanda Edwards, and State Senator Royce West and Christina Ramirez, who is Jolt, Latino's executive director org isation to engage voters in Texas.
The Houston Chronicle in August asked O 'Rourke to terminate his campaign for president and commit to office in Texas, but O' Rourke said he would not run for Senate again.
The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee did not approve of any of the Texan Democrats, but it does run some ads on its vote to repeal the health care bill as part of a small five-figure purchase targeting Republicans in Senate battle zones.
In a statement to CBS News, DSCC spokesman Stuart Boss said, "Texas is a nascent bitcoin state, voters will see Corny's toxic record of what it is, and we work to ensure Texans choose a senator, who will fight for them. "
Republicans currently hold 23 of the 36 seats in the House in the state. After winning by unambiguous numbers in all his elections, Representative Will Hurd faced an extremely competitive re-election in 2020 before announcing his retirement in August Four other lawmakers, the representatives of Kenny Marshant, Pete Olson, Mike Conway and recently Bill Flores, also signaled that they would not run again.
Even before this five-retirement GOP House from Texas, the DCCC watched six more potential pickup trucks in They sass after turning two blue seats in 2018 with representatives of Lipsey Fletcher and Colin Alred.
A Texas-based DCCC aide said that despite the state being conservative for years, Democrats are encouraged for their prospects in 2020 from the change in control of the House in 2018 and from changes to recent pensions in Texas.
"Apparently Republicans are worried because there is a reason why so many of their members are retiring. We have the feeling that Democrats can make great progress across the district in the districts by investing early, being present on the ground and talking to voters about issues that are relevant to them, "the aide said. "That's why we're investing early to give ourselves the best chance of success."
According to a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, the DNC also increased its investment in the Texas Democratic Party by 33 percent compared to that time in 2015, when Democrats were preparing for the 2016 election. Additional resources help support various efforts to general electoral infrastructure.
In 2018, the commission expanded its investment to lay the groundwork for 2020 in Texas. One example is the purchase of 9.2 million new mobile phone numbers for up and down voting campaigns to reach and engage new voters.
Texas has not endorsed a Democrat for president since Jimmy Carter ran in 1976. Despite decades of Republican rule in the state, the Texas Democrats are confident that their plan will help create the infrastructure for potential candidates and candidates for demotion on the newsletter.
"There will be no coordinated state-level campaigns of the same size and complexity in the country," Walker promised.