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Listen In, Lubbock: Texas Democratic Party convention had energy, but can they sustain it?

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Sergio Martínez-Beltrán
The Texas Newsroom
Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic candidate running for governor, greets people during the 2022 Texas Democratic Party convention in Dallas.

The Texas Democratic Party hosted its convention last weekend. The party is seeing a surge in interest right now following major national and statewide controversies, like the rollback of abortion rights. How will Democrats tackle these concerns and can they sustain the current energy through fall elections?

We talked about the Texas Republican Party’s convention a few weeks ago on the show. In that episode, we heard from The Quorum Report’s Scott Braddock about how they hashed out their platform, which got national attention for getting more extreme.

Well, now the Democrats have met to strategize for the next few years. Scott was at that convention, too, and again joins us today to talk about key takeaways from the event.

Scott Braddock, The Quorum Report

Helpful links:

Three takeaways from the 2022 Texas Democratic Party convention from The Texas Newsroom

Voting, abortion and guns: Some of the issues Texas Democrats are zooming in on ahead of November from The Texas Newsroom

Gov. Abbott’s campaign eyes the vote of people of color in Texas from The Texas Newsroom

At Texas Democratic Party convention, recognition of high stakes and a tough road ahead from The Texas Tribune

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa fends off two challengers, wins another term from The Texas Tribune

Sarah Self-Walbrick is the news director at Texas Tech Public Media, where she leads the news team and focuses on underreported stories in Lubbock. Sarah is a Lubbock native and a three-time graduate of Texas Tech University. She started her career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.