Texas Democratic Party

Today at the Alamodome, Texas Democrats at their state convention have been discussing the Party platform and selecting delegates while Republican Donald Trump holds a fundraiser across town.  

Some at the convention are pointing to Trump's comments about immigrants and women as reasons to vote Democrat.

McAllen Delegate Madeline Olm is just trying to ignore the Republican's likely presidential nominee.

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Two San Antonio brothers are taking center stage as the Texas Democratic Convention gets underway in their hometown. Congressman Joaquin Castro will chair the convention. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro will be the keynote speaker Friday night.

In a state where Republicans control the legislature and all statewide offices, the Democrats are looking to the Castro brothers to help rebuild their state party. 

The Texas Democratic Party

Tonight in San Antonio Democrats kick off their state convention.  They’re hoping to generate Party excitement in a state so red Republicans have been elected to every statewide office since 1998.

Democrats are focusing their message on working families.  They’re also prepared to take a few shots at Donald Trump.

The 12,000 Democrats crowding into the Alamodome will talk strategy for improving schools, accessible healthcare, and a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.

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Representatives for Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have announced they plan to unite behind each other’s strengths.  Each campaign is asking their supporters to put aside their differences during the state Democratic convention.

The Texas Democratic Convention is being touted as the most attended state political convention in the nation.  More than 10,000 democratic supporters of either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders are set to attend the conference in downtown San Antonio this week.