Another report that indicates that dreams of the Texas Democratic Party that a growing Hispanic voting age population will automatically mean a Democratic Texas are more hopeful thinking than reality, 1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports.
The non partisan group Latino Decisions says Hispanic voters are not married to the Democratic Party, and a growing Latino population is not necessarily a slam dunk for Democrats.
"When we asked voters would you vote for Republicans, 36%, which is a pretty big chunk, said yes," the groups Sylvia Manzanto told 1200 WOAI news.
But she says the key for Republicans will be to go against Tea Party opposition and support some sort of immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.
"This 36% said they would support Republicans if they supported immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship," she said. "We should believe them."
She says when George W. Bush ran for governor in the 1990s, he carried several Texas counties which have large Hispanic majorities.