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Find the most recent platforms of the Republican Party of Texas and the Texas Democratic Party. You can get them from the state party websites:

http://www.txdemocrats.org/ 

http://www.texasgop.org/

Write a brief essay (the usual, 2 – 5 pages double-spaced MLA Format…). Describe the similarities and differences in the two documents. Most importantly, tell me what you would use from each party’s platform in a campaign AGAINST its candidates if you were working for the other side.

 

Additional Resources

Texas Tribune wrote about the state Republican platform in 2018: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/16/texas-republican-platform-bathroom-bill-constitutional-carry/

Texas Tribune also did a nice platform comparison: https://apps.texastribune.org/features/2018/party-platforms/ 

Both parties seem to be moving toward embracing marijuana legalization: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article215733420.html