DCCC Chairwoman: Texas Is ‘Ground Zero’ for Democrats In 2020 Cycle


Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairwoman, touted their plan for Texas in the 2020 elections, saying the traditionally deep-red state is a great place for Democrats.

“Well, we think it’s a great place for Democrats because of the changing demographics of Texas. I think if you look at the next two, four, six years the way Texas looks today and what it will look like will be completely different,” Bustos explained to CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota.

“We are saying that Texas is ground zero for Democrats going into the November to 2020 cycle. In fact, you can break some news here, we are going to invest heavily in four battleground stations in Texas and so we will be in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin,” she continued.

Bustos added how the DCCC is hoping to recreate the success they had in California during the 2018 midterms.

“We will be hiring Texans who are good Democrat — who are good democratic operatives to run the different congressional races in Texas, but, you know, last cycle it was California, we picked up seven additional seats,” she said. “This cycle it will be Texas where we’re going to target six seats. We already picked up two additional democratic seats last cycle. We just think as time goes on and I’m hoping in the next two years we will see some tremendous — some tremendous success in Texas.”

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for Townhall.com and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.