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The New Political Geography of the Lone Star State: How Surging Metropolitan Growth is Changing the Partisan Balance in Texas


texas-flag-republican-democrat-buttonThe political landscape of Texas in the 1960s contained several well-defined political and cultural regions. That Texas of 50 years ago no longer exists. A vastly different political map has emerged in the early 21st century, where the political fault line now runs between the four large metropolitan areas — Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio/Austin — anchoring the “Texas Triangle” and the rest of the state.

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