The two purposes of President Barack Obama’s visit to Dallas on Wednesday were to raise money for Democrats and to promote fixes to the federally run health insurance marketplaces. But some Texans — both liberal and conservative — said they thought the president’s visit was also part of a long-term strategy to end Republicans’ supremacy in Texas.
Ahead of Air Force One touching down at Dallas’ Love Field, many of Texas’ conservative politicians took the opportunity to slam the president for trying to turn the state blue. Meanwhile, prominent Democratic elected officials praised the president for not writing off a state that hasn’t elected a Democrat statewide since 1994.
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