December 16, 2013 1:12 PM

Will 2014 bring Democratic strides in Texas?

In an instant Monday, the Texas Democratic Party’s long absence from statewide office was erased. When Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Larry Meyers turned in paperwork to seek a seat on the state Supreme Court next year — as a Democrat rather than a Republican, as he’s been classified longer than some voters have been alive — he changed his party affiliation and likely his political future.

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