Texas Democrats have our strongest slate of statewide candidates since 2002, headlined by Senators Wendy Davis for Governor and Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor.
I’m excited that many strong candidates have filed to join them on the ballot, including Sam Houston for Attorney General, Mike Collier for Comptroller, and four statewide judicial candidates. These candidates give voters a real choice between the failed policies of the Republican Party and the potential to move our state forward.
Congratulations to TDP Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa and all of his hard-working staff on a great recruiting effort.
Our ticket is as diverse as our state, and demonstrates the broad coalition of Texans working together to bring real leadership to our state government.
Furthermore, almost three dozen Democratic candidates are challenging Republican incumbents in the Legislature. Texans deserve a State House that is responsive to their needs, and prioritizes access to education, health care, and equal rights.
I am glad that voters will have a choice in terms of which candidates can best address these priorities.
I look forward to working as hard as I can to support our statewide slate, and encourage all of you to join me in donating, volunteering, and spreading the word.
Finally, I’d also like to congratulate my friend Karin Crump, who did not draw an opponent in her race for the 250th District Court, from which the legendary Judge John Dietz is retiring. Karin will make an excellent jurist, and I am glad to have endorsed her.