Democrats Failing to Gain Traction in Texas

Kesha Rogers, Wendy Davis, David Alameel

Democrats have been pouring millions of dollars into the Lone Star state as part of an effort to “turn Texas blue,” but the party’s U.S. Senate runoff between a 9/11 truther and a little-known businessman highlights the party’s continuing struggle to develop competitive candidates in the state.

Sporadic fringe candidate Kesha Rogers and wealthy Dallas dentist David Alameel are locked in a runoff after neither won at least 50 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary in March.