Even an extraordinary Democratic candidate running a flawless campaign would face difficult odds against Abbott.
As the immigration crisis in the state’s backyard has shown, the GOP is stuck with Trump’s immoral agenda. The question is whether state Democrats can capitalize on that.
In what should be a pretty good year for the party, the situation doesn’t look rosy.
Abbott will spend lavishly to turn Valdez into a proxy for every other Democrat up and down the ballot.
Tuesday’s runoffs will spotlight intra-party feuds, test whether 2018 is really the year of women and conclude a dispiriting battle for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
From Valdez’s “people language” to White’s “personal opinions” on abortion, here’s what you missed at the one (and probably only) debate between the Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls.
The gubernatorial candidate’s relative border hawkishness has clashed with the realities of a Democratic primary. With a first debate looming, what exactly does he believe?
“Just because you’re a Latino doesn’t mean we’re going to come out to vote for you because you look like us,” a student activist said.
At best, Lupe Valdez embraced reforms that years of scandal had forced upon the Dallas County jail. At worst, she downplayed problems and withheld information on jail deaths in the post-Sandra Bland era.