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Democratic Party Chair Says Joe Biden's Words About The Pandemic Speak To Texas Voters

Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president on Thursday.
Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president on Thursday.

From Texas Standard:

Reviews for Joe Biden's speech accepting his party's presidential nomination on closing night of the Democratic National Convention were generally positive – even from Republicans, like Karl Rove. Democrats, perhaps more predictably, praised the speech. 

That includes the chair of the Texas Democratic Party, Gilberto Hinojosa. He told Texas Standard that Biden's speech came from the heart, and provided a contrast between Biden and President Donald Trump.

"I think it was a speech that told America what he was all about, and what he stood for, and why he believed it was important that we unite together to save our democracy," Hinojosa said. 

For Texas Democrats who have hopes of being competitive with Republicans on the presidential level for the first time in many years, Hinojosa said Biden's words about the pandemic hit home. 

"I am from the Rio Grande Valley," Hinojosa said. "I live in South Texas; we have been hit the hardest, not only in the state, but also in the nation." 

Hinojosa said he believes Biden would make sure more Americans have access the health care, including Rio Grande Valley residents. 

Hinojosa said Biden offered a positive message.

"None of it was about hate; all of it was about love," Hinojosa said. "We are a party that believes that love is how we should manage our government."

Web story by Shelly Brisbin.

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Rhonda is the newest member of the KUT News team, joining in late 2013 as producer for KUT's new daily news program, The Texas Standard. Rhonda will forever be known as the answer to the trivia question, “Who was the first full-time hire for The Texas Standard?” She’s an Iowa native who got her start in public radio at WFSU in Tallahassee, while getting her Master's Degree in Library Science at Florida State University. Prior to joining KUT and The Texas Standard, Rhonda was a producer for Wisconsin Public Radio.