BOR's Post Election Hangover

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Part of the Burnt Orange crew got together for a little election Hangover Hangout to talk about our take on last Tuesday's results. Its a bit lengthy but the second by second transcript provided on youtube may help.

Tonight's hangers-out include Ed Garris, Chaille Jolink, Ben Sherman, Katherine Haenschen and Joe Deshotel. Below the jump is a breakdown of what we discussed…

Big Wins for Democrats in Texas:

Congress: Pete Gallego

Texas Senate: Wendy Davis

Texas House (total gain of 7):

Joe Moody

Abel Herrero

Phillip Cortez

Mary Ann Perez

Losses for Democrats:

Nick Lampson (TX-14)

Ann Johnson (HD-134)

Carol Kent (HD-114)

Robert Miklos (HD-107)

George P Bush files treasurer. Land commish 2014?

What do newspaper endorsements of Sadler and Hampton say about future?

Impact of lack of Dem primary / strong Dem statewide candidates and 3 years of anti-Obama ads from Republican candidates?

Obama 2008: loses by 11.77%

Obama 2012: loses by 15.84%

Noriega 2008: loses by 11.99%

Sadler 2012: loses by 16.18%

Big night nationally:

President Obama, women of the Senate.

John Cornyn sucked as NRSC Chair.

Did Perry forcing Romney to right on immigration cost him election?

Can Republicans appeal to Hispanics?

Where do we go from here?


About Author

Joe Deshotel

Joe was born and raised in Beaumont, Tx, but live music and politics brought him to Austin. He has worked in and around government and elections for over a decade including for a member of US Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and commuting on his electric skateboard. Follow me on Twitter at @joethepleb.

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