Jill Biden to campaign in Texas believing the Democrats can flip the state with black and latino votes

Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, is to head to the Lone Star State to see if she can turn the Republican stronghold blue.

Jill Biden will campaign in Houston, Dallas and El Paso. The capital Austin will not hold a rally as they believe the city to be blue already.

She will head to the cities on the first day of early voting on Tuesday.

However, it is a tall order as no Democratic presidential candidate has won Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Current President Donald Trump is already believed to hold a small lead in the polling currently.

In Houston, Jill Biden will be joined by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Al Green, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar will rally voters with Jill Biden in El Paso.

While in Dallas, Jill Biden will be joined by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Congressman Marc Veasey, Congressman Colin Allred, and Congressional Candidate Candace Valenzuela.

Biden’s campaign stated earlier this week they have booked more than $6 million in ads through Election Day in the long-time Republican stronghold. The advertising blitz is intended to largely target voters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

The state party is also spending heavily on ads aimed at Black and Latino voters as part of a coordinated effort to boost Democrats’ chances in Texas.

“Earning the Latino vote is a key component for the Texas Democratic Party to win this election,” Gilberto Hinojosa, Texas Democratic Party chair, said in a statement.

“The Texas Democratic Party knows the value of the Latino vote and have put historic investments into engaging Latinos. We know that as goes the Latino vote, so goes the Texas Democratic Party and Texas.”

However, ad-tracking service Medium Buying said the campaign had canceled some ads outside El Paso and San Antonio in coming weeks, except for ads during the Cowboys-Giants game on Sunday.

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