Tyler Hosts Democratic Summit

Democrats across the country came out to Tyler this weekend for the 2005 Rural Texas Democratic Summit. Democrats from East Texas got a chance to meet those that will be running for office next year. The summit had several speakers and workshops. One speaker, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, Chris Bell, spoke this afternoon. He says people need to realize it's not good to have one-party rule in the state of Texas.

"We find ourselves at a place on our state's history where folks are beginning to realize there are not going to be Democratic solutions and Republican solutions," said Bell.  "We are going to have to sit down and come to the table together and to try to figure things out." Bell says he's worked in a one-party environment before in Washington and believes it's a recipe for failure.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com