Texas voting: 2018’s first primary points to liberal enthusiasm

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from The Washington Post,

Democratic voters showed up in force in Texas on Tuesday for the nation’s first primary of the year, providing fresh evidence that liberal enthusiasm could reshape even deeply Republican states come November.

Turnout appeared to be up for both parties, but the Democrats showed the greatest growth. From Houston to the border with Mexico, they voted in numbers far greater than in 2014 primaries, motivated by a surplus of candidates, concern over one-party control of Washington and dissatisfaction with President Trump.

Republicans continued to have a clear advantage in the state, with more Texans voting in their primary than in Democrats’. But party leaders sent out a warning call to their own supporters about the growing Democratic engagement.

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