Democrats optimistic about November election

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by KVUE News

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Posted on March 3, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Democrats in Texas haven't won statewide office since 1994 but say 2010 is the year they finally could field a winner.

Turn out to the democratic watch party in downtown Austin was strong Tuesday night, and there was a lot of talk about change.

Democrats say Republicans haven't offered solutions, citing problems like traffic and the high dropout rate in education.

They are happy with how the primaries went, and many are predicting Democrats will prevail up and down the ballot.

“Democrats right now want to see a change.  They want to make sure things are working well.  They want greater transparency in the budgeting process. They know our roads are clogged and congested and there haven’t been solutions offered by the current governor.  So people are focused on the future and I think when people are focused on the future, I think you're going to see not just Democrats, but Independents and others to really turn out and vote in the governor’s race,” said State Senator Kirk Watson, D-Austin.

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