Texas gets attention in race for Democratic National Committee chair – Texas Tribune

The race for Democratic National Committee chair comes to Texas on Saturday, shining a spotlight on a state whose party leaders are looking to exert more national influence after a promising election cycle.

The ever-growing field — 11 candidates as of last count — is set to descend on Houston for the second of four regional forums before the DNC elects the chair a month from now in Atlanta. The event is coming at an opportune time for Texas Democrats, who not only have one of the biggest voting blocs on the Democratic National Committee but also presided over a rare bright spot for their party nationally on Nov. 8.

“If a candidate starts with the just the tired old, ‘We need to get those working-class people in Michigan or Ohio,’ I have to stop them and say, ‘Wait a minute. Texas did better percentage-wise for Hillary Clinton than” some traditional battleground states did, said…

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