What’s the way to win in 2018? More of the same or real change? The structure of the Democratic Party itself is being tested in Texas. The Washington insiders have come down to make their picks,but what about the actual voters in the Lone Star state? Writing in The Nation, DD Guttenplan hit the ground in three congressional district races and reports back that something new is happening there. Despite being absurdly outspent, insurgent populist progressives are really connecting with voters. Often to the chagrin of Washington establishment groups like the DCCC, which insist on middle of the road candidates. The article is called Texas Showdown: Inside the Battle for the Democratic Party. We are learning the lessons of the Tea Party, finally.

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