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Draft Wendy Davis for Texas governor

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Earlier today  I asked whether you guys were interested in launching a Draft Wendy Davis campaign, and  1.5K  2.3K Facebook shares, hundreds of comments, and thousands of votes, the answer is an unmitigated "HELL YES!"

Is it any wonder? We're all sick of the neanderthals running Texas (well, when we're not laughing at them), and have long awaited the day the pendulum would swing back in our direction. Demographics are slated to accomplish that by 2024. Hillary Clinton would accelerate that timeline to 2016. But we don't want to wait, and state Sen. Wendy Davis is giving us reason to accelerate that timeline another two years--to next year!

At a time when everything coming out of Texas is suck, Davis has brought back some of that good ol' progressive fire for which Texas used to be known.

This isn't a hopeless cause. Had Texas Latinos voted at the same rates as whites, Mitt Romney's 16-point victory would've been about five points. And all things being equal, that 16-point gap should close by a rate of about 1.25 points per year. Of course, we won't fix the Latino voting problem by next year, and not enough time will have passed to be bailed out by demographics. But let's not forget this poll from earlier this year:

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