Early voting for the primaries began yesterday here in the Lone Star State, and, turns out, Democrats turned out. From The Texas Tribune:
On Tuesday, more Democrats cast primary ballots than Republicans on the first day of early voting in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters. That hasn’t happened since 2008.
Here’s hoping we see that sort of turn out in November. It’s quite a mix of candidates, and the primary race for governor includes a number of promising candidates. Here’s a list from North Texas NPR affiliate KERA.
Perhaps things aren’t so bleak as they seemed back in August, when the field of Democrats was far more sparse and far less well funded than the incumbent. Still, November’s turn out is the key here. We’ll see if the Democrats maintain their momentum.