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Top Stories: Texas Democrats Fight Recruiting Slump In Midterm Elections

Marjorie Kamys Cotera
Texas Tribune

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Texas Democratic Party says it has a candidate running for every congressional seat this year and almost 90 percent of seats in the state Legislature.

Historically, it's been difficult to recruit a Democrat in Texas to run for seats in a mostly Republican state.

This election cycle has been different. Texas Democrats say the party's been fired up in response to the Trump administration.

Other stories this morning:

  • President Trump has cut refugee admission caps in half, and that policy shift has already been felt in Texas.
  • Financial circles have been buzzing about the digital cryptocurrency known as bitcoin, but there’s a lot of uncertainty about how it actually works.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.