DALLAS (AP) – Thousands of delegates at the Texas Democratic Convention have promised to produce a party platform far more-inclusive than the state GOP.
But more-openness can also mean defying traditional Democratic values, or taking positions that alienate some voters.
Democratic gun-owners said during Friday’s gathering in Dallas that they want to better-defend the Second Amendment, while those opposing abortion say their voices should be heard.
The party also has previously opposed the death penalty – something not popular with many Texans.
This year’s final platform won’t be approved until Saturday. Still, despite disagreements, it’ll differ from Texas Republicans, whose platform included a hard-line immigration stance and endorsed therapy to turn gay people straight.
Gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis also fired up the party women’s caucus, and has a floor speech Friday night.
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Funeral Held For Exchange Student Killed In Texas School Shooting
- Houston Police Chief: Politicians ‘Not Doing Anything Other Than Offering Prayers’ After Shootings
- Texas School Shooting Victims Honored At Sunday Church Service
- Cyclists Tried Scaring Cougar But It Attacked, Killing 1
- 14-Year-Old Pretends He’s NY Cop, Robs Legally Blind Man
- PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures