Abbott adviser: 'Democrat enthusiasm' endangers Texas GOP

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 7:21am
Gov. Greg Abbott greets President Trump at Dallas Love Field, October 25.  

AUSTIN -- After months of assurances from top Republicans that they still hold a firm grip on Texas voters, a top campaign adviser to Gov. Greg Abbott is warning that recent Virginia elections should be a "wakeup call" to the Texas GOP.

In a private memo to Abbott's aides, senior political adviser Dave Carney cautions that despite the fact that Texas is solid red in recent statewide voting patterns, suburban voters could pose significant problems for Republicans in next year's mid-term elections.

"It would be easy for us to say...

Hispanic millennials eager to vote in presidential election

Sun, Feb 21, 2016 - 2:54pm

By Dylan Bradley and Azia Branson

Bernie Sanders’ call for change struck a chord with Christopher Enriquez, the North Texas district director for the League of United Latin American Citizens.

“It’s been quite a movement he’s been able to create,” said Enriquez, 23, a student at the University of Texas at Arlington. “He’s doing what [Barack] Obama did. Inspiring change, and a new way.”

The Hispanic community, especially millennials, need to get more involved, and quickly, he said. “We’re the future of this country, if we’re not already the people being directly affected.”

According to the Pew...