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Some things went well in Texas...others not so much (0.00 / 0)
3 cheers for our success in electing Pete Gallego, holding onto Wendy Davis' seat, and passing some important progressive initiatives. Dallas and Harris Counties stayed blue, as did Travis and South Texas. We gained a seat in the State Board of Education (which will now have 5 Dems, 4 sane R's, 5 crazy R's, and a semi-crazy R, compared to 4 Dems, 5 sane R's and 6 crazies on the last SBOE). But the rest of the picture is pretty bad.

During the legislative redistricting, most people expected the Republicans to try to hold onto 90 or so seats, writing off the rest of their 2010 gains as unsustainable. They held onto 95. Either they did something right, or we did something wrong, or Texas is just heading in the wrong direction.

The Republicans swept the 3rd Court of Appeals races, and now hold a 5-1 majority.  Ouch! On other courts, Sharon Keller and the other ethically-challenged GOP judges won easily.

In the presidential race, we lost by 16 points. It sure doesn't look like Texas will be in play in 2016. And we just elected Ted Cruz as Senator -- by 16 points.

It will take a long time, and a lot of work, before we have a state government that we can be proud of.  

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