Flip the script: Texas Democrats look to pick up wins by keeping focus close to home

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are locked in a fight for seven swing states that appear to be in control of who will be the next president. But outside the Rust Belt and Sun Belt contests that have dominated everyone’s attention, Republicans and Democrats are both putting states no one expects to be competitive on their November wish list. The Washington Examiner looked at four contests where the parties are looking to flip the script and steal a win where no one expected they could. 

Though widely seen as a solid-red bastion, Texas Democrats are once again trying to send a senator to Washington, D.C., for the first time in more than three decades.

Texas has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980, and its last Democratic senator left office in 1993. Its last Democratic governor left in
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