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The Big Flip: How Texas' Economy Changed Its Politics

During his campaign for re-election in 2010, Gov. Rick Perry touted the state's economy.
During his campaign for re-election in 2010, Gov. Rick Perry touted the state's economy.

Part two in a four-part series on the 2020 fight for control of the Texas House

KUT’s Jimmy Maas explains how Republicans ruled over a growing economy for two decades. The state managed to weather a global financial crisis and become a hotspot for the tech industry. And, Maas says, that “Texas miracle” actually created the political reality Republicans face now.

The Big Flip Episodes:

Part 1: How The GOP Consolidated Political Power In Texas
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