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Tue Apr 22, 2014, 05:20 PM

Meet the woman who could turn Texas purple

I met Leticia van de Putte at an event a couple of weeks ago. I think that she may have a better chance than Wendy Davis to win in November in large part because the likely GOP nominee for Lt Governor is a racist nut case. Here is a good CNN article on Leticia http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/22/politics/van-de-putte-texas/index.html?sr=sharebar_twitter

Her Republican opponent could be one of two people who are currently engaged in a runoff for the Republican nomination. One is current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. The other is state Sen. Dan Patrick.

While Dewhurst has the support of establishment Republicans, as he did in his unsuccessful primary against now-Sen. Ted Cruz in 2010, he is shifting his policies further to the right, trying to overtake Patrick, the front-runner. Patrick is running to the far right, making immigration and his self-described "illegal invasion" a central tenet of his campaign.

"As a Latino, we're over it," Ramiro Cavazos, president and CEO of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, said of the Republican candidates' platforms. "I think it's a very backward approach."

Van de Putte called Patrick's campaign "entertaining" and decried the use of immigration as a wedge issue to divide the Republican base and suppress Democratic, especially Latino, turnout.

At the event I attended, we had two or three Hispanic republicans attend. There are large number of Hispanic republicans who think that Dan Patrick is a racist and that should help Leticia.

On May 3, Leticia will be in my county for a Cinco de Mayo event. It should be a great event

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WhiteTara Apr 2014 #1
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 05:41 PM

1. I really like her. I hope she wins

and that Wendy does too.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 06:44 PM

2. She's doing a great job of covering the state

Can't speak for local-type commercials because I don't run the teevee machine regularly but I'm impressed with her campaign so far.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 07:16 PM

3. There have been no TV ads yet by Leticia

Right now, David Dewhurst is doing a good job of attacking Dan Patrick for being a deadbeat who did not pay his taxes and who went bankrupt. Dewhurst is correct in that in the Texas business community there used to be an understanding that no one would fault someone who went bankrupt but there was an implicit code of honor that you would pay back your debts when you got back on your feet. Dan Patrick is scoffing at that code of honor.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 08:31 PM

4. Hope Leticia helps GOTV for Wendy too.. Have a great time at your

Cinco de Mayo event, Gothmog!

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Wed Apr 23, 2014, 10:56 AM

5. I like her. K&R nt

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