The national Democratic party fucking hates Texas.
Pardon my French, but they do. National Democrats hate Texans, they hate the Texan economy, they hate the Texan oil industry that fuels the economy and gives the people jobs, they hate the part-time – and apparently very successful – Texan system of government, they hate Texan culture, they hate Texan religiosity, they hate Texan swagger, they hate Texas’s ongoing population boom, and they hate hate hate hate HATE the way that Texan Republicans can get Latinos to vote for Republican candidates. And what national Democrats hate most of all is that Texans largely and visibly consider the East and Left Coasts to be essentially run by the human equivalent of yapping Pomeranians.
None of this makes life easy for Texas Democrats, I’m sure.