Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
John J. Pitney Jr.
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This thesis analyzes a gradual political transformation in Texas during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It specifically analyzes the political climate following the 2014 Midterm Elections by using the valuable context of past Texas political history. In spite of the massive setbacks of the 2014 election cycle, the Democratic Party may actually have a bright future in the state of Texas. Demographic and economic trends provide the party with an opportunity to make steady gains. But such progress will not happen automatically: Democrats have to run candidates and take positions that appeal to the emerging Texas electorate.
Goodrich, Claire, "Texas Politics in State and Nation" (2015). CMC Senior Theses. 1212.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.