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Campaigning in the Age of Millennials: Wendy Davis and Social Media

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Political candidates are increasingly turning to social media to get our their message - the Texas governor's race is no exception. (Sean MacEntee via Flickr)

In statewide elections, West Texas isn't as important to candidates as more populous parts of the state. In the governor's race, though, Republican nominee Greg Abbott passed through the Permian Basin this week, and Wendy Davis made a visit to Marfa in late summer.

Candidates press the flesh, but they also get the word out through social media - especially to the millennial generation.

For KRTS Youth Media and PBS Student Reporting Labs, Eva Guevara reports.

 

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