Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Castros predict a blue Texas

Posted By on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM

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The Castro twins continue to play their role as national Democratic darlings, appearing Sunday on CBS' “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer. After a couple minutes of light banter with Schieffer about being twins (like, did they try to deceive the 2005 River Parade crowd when Joaquin quietly filled in for Julian?), the Castros talked about Texas' shifting demographics, predicting our deep red state will soon turn blue. “In a couple of presidential cycles, on election night you'll be announcing that we're calling the 38 electoral votes of Texas for the Democratic nominee for president,” Julian Castro told Schieffer. “It's changing. It's going to become a purple state then a blue state because of the demographics, because of the population growth of folks from outside of Texas, and because, unfortunately, the Republican Party has gone so far to the right that they're losing the business community, they're losing the middle.” Joaquin added, “it's not gonna happen on its own. The demographics are changing, but it's gonna take a lot of work from Democrats to lay the infrastructure for change. So we're very busy working on that now.” Watch the exchange below.  – Michael Barajas    

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