"We want negotiations,” said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.). “We saw what happened with health care, when they thought they could roll over the minority, and we saw that didn’t work out very well for them.”
Despite a visit from former vice president Joe Biden and a clamoring base that wants the party to contest every election, national Democrats remain uncertain about committing to play in this deep-red state.
Oct 3, 2017
David Weigel is a national political correspondent covering Congress and grassroots political movements. He's the author of "The Show That Never Ends," a history of progressive rock music.