(June 10, 2006)—As the annual Texas Democratic Party convention continues for a final day Saturday in Fort Worth, delegates say this just may be the year they end the GOP dominance in the state.
Republicans have held every statewide elected office since 1998.
Republicans also seized control of both chambers of the Legislature in the 2002 elections.
But some Democrats say that in recent months they have been gaining support from more Texans.
They say that while they're underdogs, they sense a renewed enthusiasm not only in the party but also in the public.
Delegates will pay tribute Saturday to former U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, who died last month after a long illness and they’ll hear from Barbara Radnofsky who’s challenging incumbent Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
(Source: Texas Democratic Party)
Saturday, June 10, 2006
8:00 a.m. - Nominations, Platform, Resolutions, and Rules Committee Meetings
8:30 a.m. - Blue Star Breakfast – Ballroom, Convention Center
9:30 a.m. - Workshops
11:00 a.m. - General Session of Convention Called to Order
Tribute to Former U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen
Barbara Ann Radnofsky, Candidate for U.S. Senate
Texas Congressional Delegation
Maria Luisa Alvarado, Candidate for Lt. Governor
David Van Os, Candidate for Attorney General
Fred Head, Candidate for Comptroller of Public Accounts
Hank Gilbert, Candidate for Agriculture Commissioner
VaLinda Hathcox, Candidate for Land Commissioner
Dale Henry, Candidate for Railroad Commissioner
William E. "Bill" Moody, Candidate for Texas Supreme Court, Place 2
J.R. Molina, Candidate for Court of Criminal Appeals, Presiding Judge
Jehmu Greene, Executive Director, Rock the Vote
Emmett Sheppard, President, Texas AFL-CIO
Texas House Delegation
Rep. Senfronia Thompson, Candidate for Speaker of the Texas House
Recognition of Judicial Candidates
Michael Lange, Democrats Abroad
Committee Reports will be taken as available: Nominations/Election of Party Officers, Platform, Resolutions, and Rules