|July 15, 2020: Joe Biden announced his $2 trillion green infrastructure and jobs plan during an event in Wilmington, Delaware. Election strategist Steve Kramer said Kanye West was no longer running for president.
“Like Texas, Georgia has become increasingly competitive. But Republican presidential nominees have won a majority of the statewide vote in each of the past five presidential contests, and Democrats must prove they can carry the state in a neutral presidential year, not just do well when an unpopular Republican president is in the White House.
The same goes for Texas. Are we seeing a fundamental shift in the state because of new voters and new allegiances? Or will Texas return to its Republican moorings if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidency, national Democrats move to the left, and more traditional Republicans once again define the party nationally and in the state? The burden is on the Democrats to prove Texas has become a swing state.
For now, all we can say is that Texas is competitive. We won’t know whether it has become a swing state until we look back on its subsequent electoral behavior. My guess is that it will take at least a few more years.”
– Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call
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Flashback: July 15, 2016
Hillary Clinton met with three potential running mates: Julián Castro, John Hickenlooper, and Elizabeth Warren.
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