A little known Democrat from Illinois is quietly becoming the biggest threat to Texas and other red states.
Cheri Bustos, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, says Texas will be 'ground zero' in 2020. The committee is working with a dark money group focused on countering Republican talking points.
“We have to keep a very watchful eye on the outside money that's coming in hear, and it's not necessarily to win Texas, it's to tie up Republican dollars,” says Matt Langston of Big Dog Strategies.
Langston says they're even targeting Laredo Democrat Henry Cuellar.
“This is the Democratic Party weeding themselves out of people that aren't purists for a socialist agenda,” he says.
Still he says, registered Republicans far outweigh Democrats in the Lone Star State.
“It's going to be very difficult because just the sheer math of Texas Republicans versus Democrats, there's not enough Democrats to truly make the state in play.”