Texas House Democrats in big trouble

Posted on 02 Nov 2010 at 8:50pm

Earlier we told you about some incumbent Democratic state representatives in Dallas County who were behind after early voting. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the trend appears to be statewide:

A Republican tidal wave appears to have hit the Texas House, with a slim GOP majority poised to grow into a massive one.

Republicans, who now have 77 seats in the House, could well reach 90 by the end of the night. Locally, Democratic Reps. Patrick Rose of San Marcos and Diana Maldonado are in serious trouble after early-vote tabulations, and so is Rep. Valinda Bolton of Austin.

A number of Democratic House members in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston areas are also in serious trouble. No Republican appears in danger of losing.

Needless to say, this doesn’t bode well for pro-equality legislation in next year’s session. It could also put the community at risk for anti-gay legislative attacks.

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