Texas Republican chairman concerned state is in danger of turnin

Texas Republican chairman concerned state is in danger of turning blue

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Texas was home to one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the 2018 election, signaling a trend that Democrats may have their eyes on the Lone Star State in 2020.

Texas Republican Party Chairman James Dickey said it is red-alert time for voters in Texas.

"I want to be sure that every Republican and every Conservative who cares about the future of Texas has a proper sense of concern about making sure that we keep Texas on the right track going forward," Dickey said.

Dickey said a big indicator is what they saw in the 2018 election, as Democrats made gains in both the Texas House and Senate.

"We saw this election that it was far too close of a scare of Texas policies being driven off a cliff and anyone who's paying attention to the Presidential debates has seen just how off the edge, how extreme, and how crazy the ideas are that are being floated. We don't need to have that in Texas," Dickey said.

Dickey said they cannot ignore the results and trends of previous elections, which is that the GOP must defend Texas like it is a battleground state in 2020.

"We saw $138 million spent in Texas from outside the state to try to flip Texas last election. We will make sure that we defend Texas," Dickey said.

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