Texas Republicans are fretting over a possible “blue wave” of anti-Trump voter sentiment during 2018’s November elections, reports The Houston Chronicle.
Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have both been calling on Texas GOP operatives to batten down the hatches in anticipation of a Democratic tsunami. Yet many political observers in the Lone Star State say the traditionally conservative bastion has little chance of turning blue anytime soon.
Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to George W. Bush and John McCain, says, “Even if the election becomes a tidal wave, Texas will remain solidly red.”
Meanwhile, Texas Democrats have yet to even field a viable candidate to challenge Greg Abbott for the governorship in 2018. Senate Candidate Beto O’Rourke, who is challenging Ted Cruz for his seat, has been drawing a lot of positive attention, however.