Kamala Harris To Headline Democratic Fundraiser In Texas

According to the state Democratic Party, Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Texas next month to headline an annual event.

It will be the Biden administration's most high-profile political visit to Texas since Biden took office. Harris will speak at the Johnson-Jordan Reception in Austin on Oct. 8.

The chairman of the Democratic Party in the state, Gilberto Hinojosa, said in a statement that Harris' visit demonstrates that historically red Texas is still very much in play.

Ticket prices for the event begins at $250, and Democrats say the profits will go toward community organizing and "voter protection" operations.

"Her journey illustrates that the nation's sights are on Texas as the midterms approach," Hinojosa said, referring to Beto O'Rourke, Mike Collier, and Rochelle Garza.

According to recent polls, Democratic candidates for statewide office are in a mid-single-digit deficit. Harris represented the White House during the Roe v. Wade case, which affected Texas.

Biden, however, is unpopular in the state. In the latest University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll, 52% of registered voters in Texas disapproved of Biden's job, compared to 40% who approved.

Republicans celebrated Harris' choice to visit so close to an election in which Republicans believe Biden's unpopularity will keep Democrats out of power.

In campaigns for Texas governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general, Democrats want to unseat Republican incumbents this year. Recent polling of registered voters showed a growing GOP lead.