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Democrats are just nine seats away from taking control of the Texas House. If they win those seats, the GOP trifecta in Texas would be broken. We'll talk about how we got here and what a Democratic flip means for Texas.

The Big Flip: How Texas' Economy Changed Its Politics

A screenshot from a 2010 Rick Perry re-election campaign ad.
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During his campaign for re-election in 2010, Gov. Rick Perry touted the state's economy.

Part two in a four-part series on the 2020 fight for control of the Texas House

KUT’s Jimmy Maas explains how Republicans ruled over a growing economy for two decades. The state managed to weather a global financial crisis and become a hotspot for the tech industry. And, Maas says, that “Texas miracle” actually created the political reality Republicans face now.

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