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Feisty Texans a Model For Democratic Party

Republicans dominate Texas politics, but the national Democratic Party could learn a simple lesson from the state: Before you can become the party in power, you have to be a real opposition party.

When 51 Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives left for Oklahoma earlier this month to derail a Republican redistricting plan, they did something that for Democrats these days seems radical: They stood up for themselves and for the democratic process.

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Posted by Editor at May 29, 2003 6:11 PM