When do you capitalize Democrat?

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When you're referring to the party. A Democrat is someone who belongs to the Democratic Party; a democrat is someone who believes in democracy. Democrats (big D) are democrats, but not all democrats (small D) are Democrats -- some of them are Republicans.
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Do you capitalize democratic?

At the beginning of a sentence and when it forms part of the proper noun. Example: Texas Democratic Party

When do you capitalize democratic?

I found a relatively good answer at: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1087100 As I understand, if you are referring to the Democratic Party, then the word sh