Texas Democrats see a winning formula in Kamala Harris. Will she bring suburban women and Black voters to the polls?

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Kamala Harris speaks during a campaign event at Texas Southern University in Houston on March 23, 2019. Credit: Pu Ying Huang for The Texas Tribune

A week ago, Kamala Harris dipped a toe into the effort to flip Texas.

The California senator penned an open letter posted on the state Democratic Party’s website, urging Texans to donate to the party and stressing that “if we work together, we can turn this great state blue.”

Now she’s a central part of that endeavor.