There WAS a plea for attention from Texas Democrats for a Joe Biden list and money….
The money is coming…..
We’ve been talking about Democrats and Texas for a while….
It’s a long shot…
With President Donald Trump hamstrung by a bout with COVID-19, Joe Biden is eyeing opportunity in Texas and doing something no Democratic nominee has done in decades: making a serious push in the state.
The former vice president hasn’t scheduled a visit so far. But he has quietly reserved $5.8 million for an advertising blitz through the final four weeks, starting Tuesday.
Viewers in Dallas-Fort Worth especially will have trouble avoiding his pitch, which also targets voters in the Houston, San Antonio and Austin markets.
“It’s a hell of a lot more than anybody else ever spent, that’s for sure,” Texas Democratic Party chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said. “This is a very good sign.”
Biden’s ad buy shows up in data collected by Advertising Analytics, which tracks campaign spending. He could still back out, making this a rather elaborate feint, but Texas Democrats believe it’s just the start. And the state party is simultaneously investing several million for ads aimed at Black and Latino voters — a coordinated assault on a state that Republicans long counted on as unassailable.
Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris have yet to put Texas on their itineraries, though Texas activists remain hopeful as polls continue to show Trump mired in a tie with Biden, or barely ahead, in a state he won by 9 points four years ago….
Texas has 45 Electoral Votes….
image…Joe Biden holds a campaign rally in March in Dallas with former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas. Biden’s presidential campaign is going on the air with an ad in Texas….Texas Public Radio