Will Texas be a Swing State by 2016?

Actress Eva Longoria and and Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa predict Texas will be purple in 2016 in an opinion piece at Politico.
Thu November 1, 2012 1:15 am

Actress Eva Longoria and Gilberto Hinojosa, chair of the Texas Democratic Party, joined forces to pen an opinion piece in Politico seemingly targeted at the Democratic National Committee about Texas becoming a swing state in the near future:

[W]hy is Texas not yet an active swing state? In part, the belief that Texas will remain Republican has been a self-fulfilling prophecy. The belief that we’re a state comprised of a tea party-sympathetic majority has distracted from what the actual numbers show.

Take that 30 percent Hispanic eligible voter population and add it to our 12 percent African-American eligible voter population. Combine that 42 percent with our large numbers of rural populists, progressive white, LGBT and youth voters — all of whom also

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