I saw something interesting on Twitter the other day that I can’t find now by some data-type person arguing that Democrats should sink a lot of resources into Texas the next few cycles the way they did in Colorado and Virginia a few cycles ago because Texas could become the next Colorado/Virginia. Texas has swung heavily towards Democrats the last few cycles. There are lots of young college-educated people in Texas, just like in Colorado and Virginia. It has a Republican party that used to be moderate in many ways (sensible on immigration and had anti-predatory lending laws that saved it from the worst of the housing crisis, for example) but is now deeply insane.
Turning Texas blue can really happen. And it’s not just the biggest state geographically (EDIT: in the lower 48), it’s the second biggest in terms of electoral votes, more than Michigan and Pennsylvania. If it becomes Virginia, it gets awfully tough for Republicans to win presidential elections.
Dems have a great candidate in MJ Hegar, running against John Cornyn. She was a fighter pilot and you may remember her amazing ad from last cycle. Let’s raise some money for her.