DNC Forum Houston Liveblog – Gilberto Hinojosa

Gilberto Hinojosa
Chairman, Texas Democratic Party

Trump is a minority president, not in way most of us use word minority.
Trump is a minority president because majority of people in this country didn’t vote for the SOB.

In Texas, we did a lot better than in a long time. First time in 20 years we came within single digits in a presidential election.
In Harris County, we won every countywide position by 2,000 votes.
In 2016, you kicked ass! 165k margin.
In 2020, margin will be 400k.

Change view of Democratic Party. Texas can be a blue state.
Donald Trump will help us build a wall – a blue wall.

 

DNC Chair Candidates Meet in Texas

The Texas Democratic Party held its quarterly meeting of the State Democratic Executive Committee in Austin yesterday, and invited the candidates for DNC chairman to address the organization.  I was traveling all day so I was not able to monitor it and live-blog or tweet it like the Ohio event a few days earlier, but TDP uploaded the video of the event to Facebook.  I should point out that this is Sally Boynton Brown’s first event since declaring her candidacy 24 hours earlier, so this is the first time Democrats are hearing from her directly. Here are a few real-time tweets from people who were there:

 

UPDATE: Texas State Democratic Executive Committee member Josh Greene sent the link to this edited video of the five candidates’ speeches that has been uploaded to YouTube.

Democrats Weigh In On Party’s Direction, Message and Future

Several Democrats – including a DNC chair candidate, an Obama cabinet secretary, and a potential 2020 presidential candidate – penned a collection of mini op-eds for the Washington Post outlining their vision for the party and its future. All of them are worth reading.