Friday, July 14, 2017


Now remember notwithstanding the fact the LRGV warned the state party we threw him out of office in favor of a Republican, and turned away his candidate in the next election, they nonetheless elected him as party chair to bring in the Latino Vote.

Well with Greg Abbott kicking off his 2018 campaign in the LRGV, Gilbert Hinojosa has not been able to convince any top ranking Democrat to run for governor.

"Manny Garcia, deputy executive director for the Texas Democratic Party, says 2018 will be the midterm election of a lifetime, a watershed year for his party and progressives in the Lone Star State.  But Democratic operatives are having a dickens of a time persuading a legitimate candidate to be the party's standard bearer in the race for governor, the most watched contest of the midterm season."

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"Several big-name Democrats have opted against a 2018 race for governor. This was the year that former U.S. Housing Secretary and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was supposed to make a long-anticipated campaign for governor. He declined.

Other leaders have not stepped up. Rep. Rafael Anchia of Dallas and former Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer of San Antonio at this point won't be in the statewide mix in 2018, though both have been mentioned and approached for statewide candidacies."

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