DALLAS (AP) - Thousands of delegates at the Texas Democratic Convention have promised to produce a party platform far more-inclusive than the state GOP.
But more-openness can also mean defying traditional Democratic values, or taking positions that alienate some voters.
Democratic gun-owners said during Friday's gathering in Dallas that they want to better-defend the Second Amendment, while those opposing abortion say their voices should be heard.
The party also has previously opposed the death penalty - something not popular with many Texans.
This year's final platform won't be approved until Saturday. Still, despite disagreements, it'll differ from Texas Republicans, whose platform included a hard-line immigration stance and endorsed therapy to turn gay people straight.
Gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis also hopes to fire up her party's faithful - but isn't speak until Friday night.
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