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Just How Doomed Is Lupe Valdez?
Texas Monthly, by R. G. Ratcliffe

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/22/2018 1:35:30 PM

Three days before she secured the Democratic nomination for governor on May 22, Guadalupe “Lupe” Valdez greeted a small crowd at the Blue Star Brewing Company, an upscale pub on the banks of the San Antonio River. A few months had passed since Valdez had traded in the blue uniform of Dallas County sheriff for business-casual campaign attire. Valdez glowed with pride as she worked the room. Almost everyone towered over her, but the mostly Hispanic audience appeared deferential. Valdez told her audience, including former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro, that she grew up just west of downtown, in one

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Did Texas Democrats searching for someone to challenge Abbott look any farther than Valdez is a lesbian Latina? The writer states she "has demonstrated little command of statewide issues." So, Texans will vote for her anyway? That´s a rhetorical question.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 6/22/2018 2:04:50 PM     (No. 11672451)

Huge fan. Not of Lupe but of Blue Star Brewing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wetenschapper, 6/22/2018 2:08:45 PM     (No. 11672455)

To answer OP´s question, a significant fraction of the Texas Democrat party will vote for anything with a Latin surname and a "D" in front of the name. For the Austin Democrats, for whom it´s perpetually the 1960s, the "D" alone is both necessary and sufficient.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 6/22/2018 2:12:05 PM     (No. 11672460)

A homosexual with limited grasp of statewide issues.....yeah, that is the hot ticket for elected office.

Sounds like she will go down in flames, and rightly so.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribald1, 6/22/2018 3:19:58 PM     (No. 11672507)

Recently a guy who runs around in glitter covered red white and blue high heels got elected in Texas.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: troutgreen, 6/22/2018 3:20:12 PM     (No. 11672508)

She gobsmacked the son of the former Houston mayor in the primaries. While not rolling in cash, he had a considerably larger bankroll than Lupe, plus the goodwill of established moderate Dems. I have to admit...his dad was a pretty good mayor.

And mark my words... Beto O´Rourke is gonna have some HUGE (relatively speaking) coat tails on the down-ballot voting.

Won´t see a Blue wave this go-round, but folks, it´s coming. The migration of lefties into TX from California and the Northeast is overwhelming. The Invasion from Mexico is a lot worse than reported. Dems are pounding the pavement and organizing and registering anyone with a pulse. This is happening in "safe" Republican stronghold districts.

Lupe is a flawed, terrible candidate...on a scale with Hillary. But it´s just a matter of time until they field a legitimate candidate. Then all bets are off.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56, 6/22/2018 3:30:19 PM     (No. 11672514)

Both Beto and Lupe are going to lose by 20 points each. I doubt either will have much of a "down ballot" effect. Beto´s an Irishman trying to act Hispanic.

Not only are they doomed on their own merits, both Gov. Abbott and Sen. Cruz are pretty decent campaigners and aren´t going to try and mail it in, like Hillary Clinton thought she could in 2016.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/22/2018 4:01:42 PM     (No. 11672542)

Roz Doyle explained this story very well in episode, The Good Son.

"Even if things don´t turn out the way they were planned, they happened anyway."

Who knew we in Texas actually have such a wide diversity of characters?




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Reply 8 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 6/22/2018 6:19:58 PM     (No. 11672674)

As long as Democrats keep depending on identity politics in Texas, Texas will remain red. They believe that because Lupe Valdez is a Latina and Lesbian she´ll garner the female vote, the Hispanic vote and the LGTBS+ vote, though she´s dull, and hasn´t a clue of state politics and the issues. Yes, they really are that contemptuous about the intelligence of the independents who generally decide. Hey, it worked with Obama. She and Beto will lose by a minimum of 20 percent each.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muguy, 6/23/2018 8:15:36 AM     (No. 11673085)

Is this supposed to be an improvement over Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis?



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