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After Runoff, Three LGBT Texans Will Run for Congress

After Runoff, Three LGBT Texans Will Run for Congress

Three LGBT Congressional candidates from Texas scored victories in the Democratic Party runoff on May 22 and will now advance to face Republican challengers in the November election. Lorie Burch from Plano, Gina Ortiz Jones from San Antonio and Eric Holguin from Corpus Christi easily won their races with large majorities. One candidate, Mary Street

Lupe Valdez Becomes First Openly Gay and First Latina Candidate to Win a Major Party Nomination for Texas Governor

By Patrick Svitek and Brandon Formby The Texas Tribune, May 22, 2018 After a tight race throughout much of the evening Tuesday, Lupe Valdez pulled ahead late to comfortably defeat Andrew White in the Democratic runoff for governor, according to unofficial returns. Valdez goes into the November general election as the first openly lesbian and

Abbott Campaign Ad Attacks Lupe Valdez as ‘Too Liberal for Texas’

Texas Governor Greg Abbott released an ad attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez as being “wrong for Texas” and makes mention of her sexual orientation indirectly by displaying a quote by Valdez in which she mentions her partner. In the 30-second ad, Abbott slams Valdez saying she would overturn legislation banning sanctuary cities and the

Lupe Valdez agrees to debate Andrew White on May 11 in Austin

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune May 2, 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez has accepted an invitation to debate her runoff opponent, Andrew White, on May 11 in Austin, according to her campaign. White, who was the runner-up in the March primary, has been pushing to debate Valdez since the beginning of the runoff. Up

Stonewall Democrats Make Two Endorsements in Runoff Races

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio voted two new endorsements at their March 19 meeting in races slated for the May 22 Democratic Primary Runoff. Stonewall gave the nod to Mary Street Wilson in the runoff for U.S. Representative District 21 and to incumbent Paul Elizondo for County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Wilson, a former math

Victory Fund Endorses Lupe Valdez for Governor

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund announced on March 21 it was endorsing former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez for Governor. In the March 6 Democratic primary, Valdez scored 43 percent of the vote in a field of nine candidates. Her next nearest competitor, Andrew White, who she will face in the runoff election, received

Primary Election Night Snapshots

Almost 160,000 votes were cast in the March 6 Joint Primary Election in Bexar County. What is notable about this election is that nearly 56 percent of those were Democratic votes. It also was the first time in nearly a decade since Democrats outvoted Republicans in Bexar County early voting. It was a record year

After Early Voting, Valdez, White in Runoff Territory

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune March 6, 2018 Lupe Valdez and Andrew White are on track for a runoff in the Democratic primary for governor, according to early vote returns released Tuesday evening. Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff, led White, the son of late Gov. Mark White, by 11 percentage points — 42

Who Will You Choose? Early Primary Voting Begins February 20

Early voting for the March 6 Joint Primary Election begins on Tuesday, February 20 and ends Friday, March 2. Polling sites include the Bexar County Elections Department and scores of other locations. This year’s primary presents a challenge to Bexar County voters who must cast ballots on scores of races including governor, U.S. senator, congressional

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