Was it just coincidence that when Texas was solid Democrat state, the Democrat party was very conservative. The candidate judged most conservative usually won the Gov. race. Dolph Brisco Preston Smith. The old reliable Yeller Dogs WERE NOT liberal. Some LOAL Dem asked this wjishful thinkingquestion""Well, isn't the national trend that folks are leaving the republican party? Leave it to Victoria ot be on the trailing edge of any trend."
Maybe national but the numbers in Texas and Victoria County do not show that..How long since a Dem Pres candidate carried Texas? Haven't won a statewide race since Richards in 91. Richard 4 years as Gov did more to convince the old time Yeller Dogs a change was in order.
How long has it been since a Dem pres candidate carried Texas? Lyndon in 1964? A Democrat has not won a statewide race since Richards in 91.With the growing number of persons who just vote straight party.to vote against the Dem Candidate for Pres Govt etc and never take the trouble to split ticket and vote for down ballot local jobs. So a candidate listed as Rep will pick up a lot of vote for persons who don't really care who they are voting for County Judge constable and so so.
I remember a time back when a local democrat filed for office in the Republican Primary and talk about the negative conversations that were being circulated about this candidate this type of action was unheard of in Victoria, I was appalled by the way some of the local democrats spoke and treated this person and all because he filed for office in another party, and if you switch parties now you get your picture in the paper and a celebration.Needless to say that candidate supports the Republican party but maintains his conservative views.UgottaBkidin
P.S. And just because your Hispanic, and that's the way we've done it for years and years Does Not mean that you have to be and support only democrats........