Texas

Abortion Threatening Democrats' 'Turn Texas Blue' Plan

Latinos tend to be pro-life.

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Democrats are gearing up to spend millions of dollars to "turn Texas blue" by bringing in a new generation of Latino voters.

So when an abortion fight flared in Austin this summer, it seemed the stars had aligned — liberals had a hot-button cause to galvanize new supporters who just might stick around for the long haul.

There's just one problem: Latinos as a group oppose abortion more strongly than most other voting groups.

Right from the start the effort is running into headwinds, since the battle over the anti-abortion bill is sure to create a month-long spectacle that draws attention to an issue that might galvanize liberals nationally, but isn't very appealing to the very voters Democrats hope to win over in the state.