Left in Texas: Democrats Lose Deep South, Ted Cruz Eyes 2016

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A lot has happened since our last podcast two weeks ago: the Democrats lost their last deep south Senator, the President issued an executive order and two major GOP politicians from Texas start to bump heads in a bid for their party’s nomination.

At some point Rick Perry and Ted Cruz will cross paths as the competition for 2016 heats up and things already seem to be getting awkward as both held a press conference on immigration on the same day.

We talk about that and the mysteriously disappearing white Democrats from the Texas legislature and the south in general.

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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.

1 Comment

  1. I’m afraid all the moderate white Democrats who voted in good days past for great politicians with names like Jake Pickle and Charlie Wilson and Jack Brooks and Ann Richards were all sucked into nutty racist homo panicked church cults run by creepy uneducated white guys……or something. Sorry, but Ted Cruz is just an absolutely embarrassing creepy clown and if he moves any higher in politics I’m packing up for Costa Rica ASAP

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