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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.

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