Top Republicans in Texas are sounding the alarm about 2020, warning President Trump could lose the usually reliably red state unless he devotes resources and attention to it typically reserved for electoral battlegrounds.
Texas is a state that is being infiltrated by Democrats. Many factors have contributed to this:
- The growth of construction jobs
- Unions moving in
- Affordable housing
Republicans have always taken Texas for granted. The Washington Examiner reports:
“Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey has delivered this message to the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee, GOP donors, and activists in the state. Nationally, Republican operatives and donors have historically taken Texas for granted and directed their financial and organizational muscle to more competitive regions. Separately, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, up for re-election next year, has spoken with new RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks, a Lone Star State native, about concerns that Trump could lose the state.
Along with other senior Texas Republicans, Dickey and Cornyn are moving to secure the money and grassroots support needed to withstand a feared Democratic surge statewide in 2020. If left unchecked, they are convinced Texas could turn blue in a presidential contest for the first time since 1976.”
Conservatives are very passive citizens when it comes to getting involved in politics. Locally, statewide or when it comes to Washington D.C. In Texas, we have seen Democrats methodically take local positions that no one wants and then they work up the ladder. They role out Unions and infiltrate far and wide. Republicans need to get involved if they want their values heard and upheld. Because even traditional conservative states like Texas, are being easily taken by aggressive Democrats while conservatives stand idly by.
UAF Contributor Marie Penetranti