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Texas likely to ‘Stay Red’ this year

Though this year has revolved around possibly the most peculiar political race ever, political observers believe there are some things that won’t shift this election season.

The state of Texas has not been won by a democratic presidential candidate since 1976. Even with the speculation of more blue states this year, Texas is not expected to be one of them. Though there has been obvious resistance to the Trump campaign throughout the nation, observers attribute the prevalence to the lack of aggressiveness of the Clinton campaign to win the “Reliably Red” state.

“I think this is the year Texas could have gone blue,” said Matt Angle, director of the Lone Star Project, a political action committee aligned with Democrats. “But you don’t win a state like Texas unless there’s a real, aggressive and engaged campaign to win it.”

Battleground states like Ohio, Florida, and this year, Arizona, will be important to both candidates.

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Reginald Pierre-Antoine
I am currently a senior at Jack Yates Senior High School in the Third Ward. Though I've been in Houston for much of my life, I am a native Floridian, born in Miami. I have always had a profound interest for news and information, mainly in sports. I have a passion for the game of basketball and keep up with the latest NBA news. I aspire to attend Arizona State University to major in Communications in the fall of 2017.

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