Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders hope to unite against the party against Donald Trump this week in San Antonio.
The two Texas camps came together under one roof Tuesday to bury the hatchet heading into the Texas Democratic Convention, which begins Thursday.
"The revolution that Senator Sanders has begun is larger than any one person, and we must work with all Texas Democrats to ensure that we build the pillars of that revolution together, beginning this week," Sanders state director Jacob Limon said at the Tuesday morning news conference.
"I urge the Bernie supporters to keep their foot on the gas," said Clinton state chair Garry Mauro, who acknowledged the two campaigns will both fight earnestly for their share of state delegates. "But the reality is after we do that, we ought to start talking about what we're going to present to Texans and the American people."
"The overall purpose of these conventions is to show unity before an election," Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza told KVUE Tuesday. Espinoza suggests Democrats' platform will contrast sharply with the one approved by Texas Republicans in Dallas.
"In the Democratic party platform you have elements of it that are standing up for LGBT equality -- a whole section of the platform about LGBT equality -- whereas the Republican party platform is focused on things such as reparative therapy and bathroom bills," said Espinoza.
Clinton won't be spending big money in an effort to win Texas, but Mauro warned presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's poor performance with females and people of color could narrow the gap. Mauro quickly added, "But that doesn't mean we're a battleground state."
Limon believes hundreds of thousands of new Sanders supporters will swell Democrats' ranks, and emphasized what both camps share in common. Most importantly, said Limon, "We cannot let Donald Trump get to the White House."
Democrats will begin gathering Thursday evening in San Antonio. The three-day event will be held at the Alamodome and include keynote speeches from U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro and his twin brother, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.