Ogling the Ayes of Texas

With 169 delegates at stake, the Democrats brace for High Noon

Few things in this world stir Texans more than a brawl, whether between high school football teams, gamecocks, refinery workers or Democrats. Texas Democrats have more warring factions—from Big Oil to Boll Weevil to Prairie Populist—than just about any other political party west of Italy's Christian Democrats. Lone Star politicians relish their infighting so much that when State Representative Ben ("Jumbo") Atwell was asked a few years back if he was thinking of leaving the legislature, he responded, "What? And give up...

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