They waged big-dollar campaigns in Texas, but Democrats' blue wave was just a ripple

FORT WORTH, Texas — The so-called “blue wave” that Democrats had expected to wash over Texas turned out to be little more than a ripple.After spending millions of dollars on campaign advertising in Texas, Democrats made little progress at the voting booths in their efforts to win long-held Republican seats at the state and federal level.“We’re still a red state, in spite of a very unpopular president, and in the midst of a pandemic with the economy in doldrums,” said Mark Jones, a political science professor at Rice University.U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, handily won reelection over Democra…

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