National Democrats are betting big on Texas this November, with yet another left-wing organization pledging to put millions of dollars toward disrupting the state’s Republican reign.

The latest player is the Forward Majority political action committee, which recently announced plans to spend $15 million to flip Republican seats in state legislative races across the country. In Texas alone, the group is projected to spend $6.2 million.

First started in 2017, Forward Majority PAC describes its mission as “fighting to take back GOP-held state legislative chambers and safeguard the future of our democracy.”

Currently, 30 state legislative seats are under Republican control, 18 are under Democrat control, and two are under split control.

With redistricting on the horizon, Democrats see a potential opportunity to redraw legislative maps in an effort to control state legislatures and U.S. Congress for the next decade.

In the Texas House of Representatives, Republicans hold 83 of the chamber’s 150 seats, with Democrats holding the remaining 67. Only nine districts need to flip in the November election in order for Democrats to take control. In 2018, for comparison, Democrats successfully flipped 12 Texas House seats from Republicans.

According to a report by Transparency USA, an organization that tracks and provides transparency to political spending in several states, the following are targets in Texas for the Democrat PAC:

Early voting in the general election begins on October 13, with Election Day on November 3.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens