How Texas Republicans Paved the Way for Their Own Demise

Posted on AllSides October 14th, 2020
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THE REPUBLICAN TAKEOVER of Texas was gradual. First came the shocking upset of populist Democratic Gov. Ann Richards in 1994, who was upset by the party boy-turned-evangelical George W. Bush. Two years later, the GOP flipped the state Senate. It wasn’t until the midterms of 2002, with Bush in the White House and riding a post-9/11 wave of popularity, that Texas Republicans achieved their trifecta.

The new majority went to work quickly on two primary objectives: to make Texas the most hospitable state in the country for business and...

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