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Can A Democrat Win In Texas? How Texas is turning blue

October 14, 2018
Beto O'Rourke is in a tight midterm race against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and if he wins, he'll be the Lone Star State's first Democratic senator in over 20 years. But is it really possible to turn Texas blue? And how did Texas get so red, anyway?
AJ+ | Beto O'Rourke

FOX 7 Discussion: What polling means in Texas Senate race

October 10, 2018
As Beto O'Rourke grows his name recognition, he's proving that his campaign is one for all Texans to come together behind, while Ted Cruz's camp inspires fear.
Texas Senate polling

Vote Texas Face Off: Higher voter registration across Texas benefits Democrats

October 9, 2018
As long as Democrats show up to vote on Election Day, high voter turnout will benefit Beto O'Rourke in his race against Ted Cruz.
KVUE Face Off

In our poisoned political era, our preferences decide our facts

October 8, 2018
Humans have many wonderful qualities. “Perfectly rational” is not among them.
Brett Kavanaugh

FOX 7 Discussion: Confirmation battle could affect midterm elections

October 8, 2018
Partisan politics have no place in the Supreme Court of the United States. We had a moral obligation to fight against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. What's next? "We'll have to beat them at the polls year after year after year in a sustained and aggressive offense."
Believe Survivors

Kavanaugh has been confirmed. Now what?

October 6, 2018
Your voice is not weakened by today’s vote. If anything, it’s stronger, louder, and more powerful than ever.
Kavanaugh Protests

FOX 7 Discussion: Voter registration surges ahead of 2018 midterm election

October 2, 2018
Voters are concerned about issues like health care, immigration, and their property taxes—issues that aren't being addressed by current leadership. We will hold our elected officials accountable on Nov. 6.
FOX 7 Voter Registration

Vote Texas Face Off: The stretch to the Texas midterm elections

October 2, 2018
In this week's Vote Texas Face Off, Tara Pohlmeyer of Progress Texas and Sam Pohl of the Republican Party of Texas debate the Senate race between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz, as well as the FBI's investigation into Brett Kavanaugh.
KVUE Face Off 10-02

8 takeaways from the only #TXGovDebate between Lupe Valdez and Greg Abbott

October 1, 2018
Lupe Valdez spoke up for all Texans during the only Texas gubernatorial debate
Lupe Valdez and Greg Abbott

Ted Cruz refuses to address Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, turns his back on women

September 28, 2018
By voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ted Cruz has chosen to side with men in power without searching for the truth.
Ted Cruz and Brett Kavanaugh

GOP Voter Suppression: Fighting Cynicism and Indifference (Part IV)

September 26, 2018
Texas Republicans want you to think your vote doesn’t matter. But here’s a hot take: it does.

Celebrating National Voter Registration Day in Austin

September 25, 2018
Progress Texas partnered with the nonprofit Deeds Not Words to help register voters for the Nov. 2018 election on National Voter Registration Day. You can verify your registration and find more information at
KVUE Charlie Bonner and Kalyn Norwood

Vote Texas Face Off: Texas U.S. Senate race

September 25, 2018
Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza and Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak discuss the Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz U.S. Senate race on KVUE.
KVUE Face Off

FOX 7 Discussion: People of Texas win in first Senate debate

September 24, 2018
Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke faced off in the first of three scheduled debates, leaving the people of Texas as winners with a first impression of the candidates, true to form.
Texas Senate Debate

GOP Voter Suppression: A Brief Timeline of Discriminatory Laws and SCOTUS Rulings (Part III)

September 24, 2018
Efforts to take away voting rights can be seen in the laws passed by conservative lawmakers and recent Supreme Court rulings.
Voting is our right.

GOP Voter Suppression: Texas High Schools and Online Registration (Part II)

September 21, 2018
Support for voting should not be a Democratic or Republican issue. It should just be straight up American.
Voting is our right.

No one knows what a 'likely voter' looks like in 2018

September 19, 2018
"The poll is dead; Long live the poll!"
Voter at the polls

FOX 7 Discussion: After Texas Senate District 19 election, we must vote

September 19, 2018
After the District 19 state senate seat special election, Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza explains that there are two lessons for Democrats: 1. No one is going to do it for us. We must vote. 2. Candidates have to have a strong message.
FOX 7 Capitol