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Texas Firmly in GOP Hands

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Texas Firmly in GOP Hands

Texas Firmly in GOP Hands

Texas Firmly in GOP Hands

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NPR's Wade Goodwyn chronicles the dramatic political change that has occurred in Texas. After nurturing such powerful Democrats as Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn, Texas today is dominated by Republicans. The party runs the legislature in Austin, and it counts Rep. Tom DeLay as a powerful ally in Washington. Many expect that the state's newly adopted redistricting plan will help the GOP increase its influence even more.

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