POLITICO

Barack Obama’s Lone Star long shot


Obama greets supporters after his remarks on immigration in El Paso, Texas, Tuesday. | Reuters

By GLENN THRUSH
5/11/11 4:31 AM EDT
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President Barack Obama’s campaign is heeding the political siren song of Texas, telling supporters he hopes to make a real effort in a state where the growing Hispanic electorate has long raised — then dashed — Democratic hopes.

Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, speaking to big-money Lone Star State Democrats at closed-door meetings in Austin and Dallas in March, predicted Obama could make a “serious play