Battleground Texas

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  • Info Battleground Texas is a state and federal Political Action Committee (PAC) founded with the goal of making Texas a swing state. more...
  • Bird also founded Battleground Texas, an organization devoted to making Texas politics competitive.
  • Battleground Texas has been involved in deputizing volunteers so that they can help other Texans register to vote.
  • Battleground Texas spent its first year focusing on laying the foundation to reach Texan voters.
  • Battleground Texas was subsequently accused by left-leaning analysis of having "hobbled" Davis' campaign.
  • Battleground Texas argued it did not do anything illegal and accused Veritas of using doctored videos.
  • Young voters are another target of Battleground Texas.
  • Battleground Texas also hopes to help Democrats win more votes in rural areas and plans to have a presence in all 254 Texas counties.
  • In the short-term, Battleground Texas plans on targeting races that are either winnable or important for building Democratic infrastructure in the state.
  • FreedomWorks promised to oppose Battleground Texas's efforts, making plans to spend $8 million in Texas.
  • Battleground Texas is not the only Democratic project in the state, as the Lone Star Project and Be One Texas have similar goals.
  • Battleground Texas was founded by former Obama campaign operative Jeremy Bird, the national field director of the 2012 Obama campaign.
  • Abbott's campaign placed an "unprecedented Republican" emphasis on winning Hispanic votes in an effort to prevent Battleground Texas's long-term goals.
  • On the other hand, Governor Rick Perry dismissed the threat of Battleground Texas, arguing that Texas is too conservative to vote Democratic.
  • Battleground Texas supports Wendy Davis's gubernatorial candidacy, and the 2014 gubernatorial race may be the first test of the organization.
  • Project Veritas, an undercover documentary operation run by conservative activist James O'Keefe, has released multiple recordings of Battleground Texas volunteers and organizers.
  • Worse, in terms of Battleground Texas initiatives, Texas on the whole decidedly swung more toward Republicans on a county-by-county basis between the 2010 and 2014 mid-term elections.
  • U.S Senator John Cornyn has created a website called "Keep It Red" dedicated to opposing Battleground Texas and appealing to minority voters.
  • However, with Texas's 38 electoral votes and 36 seats in the United States House of Representatives, the backers of Battleground Texas view a long-term effort as being worth the necessary time and money.
  • Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott said that Battleground Texas represented a greater threat than North Korea, calling Texas the "last line of defense" against a Democratic presidential victory.