The most recent year when a Democratic gubernatorial candidate won all 254 counties in Texas.


Despite recent polls showing Democrat Hillary Clinton within single digits of Republican Donald Trump in Texas and reports of rising voter registrations among voters who could swing Democratic, all but the most hopeful Democrats admit that the state is not competitive in 2016.

Yet, the state is quite competitive compared to its solid-blue past. Fifty years ago, a Democratic governor won a third term by winning every county across the state, a feat never done by a Republican.

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