Democrats' Texas Rift Shows Difficulty in Retaking Congress

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Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967. It's the kind of race they'll have to win for any hope of retaking the U.S. House in the November midterms.

But their new opportunities, in Texas and other states, sometimes have them going after each other instead of the Republicans. There's a significant Democratic rift lingering from 2016 between the party's Bernie Sanders progressive wing and its Hillary Clinton establishment.

When a Chick-fil-A customer forgot $3.00 in change from his order, the employee kept it, knowing the customer was a regular and that he'd be back. He held on to that change for a month and when he saw the customer, returned it. Now they've become fast friends.

(Published Friday, March 16, 2018)

In Houston, Democratic activist Laura Moser advanced to the May 22 runoff despite opposition from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The national group published an opposition research memo calling her "a Washington insider who begrudgingly moved to Texas to run for Congress."