DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the historic Texas Democratic primaries, where Democrats almost doubled 2014 primary turnout, breaking a million votes for the first time in 16 years:
“Congratulations to Texas Democrats for showing us what organizing looks like. The energy in the Lone Star State is palpable; Democrats not only turned out at a record rate during early voting, they almost doubled the 2014 primary turnout while competing in every single congressional district across the state. Texans are ready to elect more Democrats because they want leaders who will stand up for them and their values, not for Donald Trump’s divisive agenda that benefits wealthy corporations and the top 1% at the expense of working families.
“What’s happening in Texas is part of a national trend. All across the country, Democrats are competing and winning in deep-red states. And we’re going to keep fighting for working families and winning elections everywhere in November and beyond.”