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Tue Apr 22, 2014, 08:24 PM

2. A couple of things are different

First, Dan Patrick is a racist idiot who is scaring the Hispanic republicans. The Hispanic population under performs but the GOP has been somewhat successful with Hispanic business community. I was at an event for Leticia a couple of weeks ago and there were two or three Hispanic members of the chamber of commerce were in attendance and they each talked to and gave Letica some checks. These voters normally vote for the GOP but they are scared to death of Dan Patrick and one of my county's democratic officials invited these voters to our meeting with Senator van de Putte. Patrick is doing his best to appeal to the tea party base and in the process he is being somewhat racist.

A good example is that most racial groups seem to resent being accused of bring diseases to the State but Dan Patrick is happy to make these claims about Hispanics http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/2014/04/state-health-officials-dispute-patricks-claims-tying-immigration-to-diseases/#22509101=0

As part of a larger story we were working on about Patrick’s immigration claims, we called up the Department of State Health Services to see if there was anything to previous, similar claims that he made in 2006.

Here’s that part of the story, which was cut for space:

In 2006, Patrick claimed that undocumented immigrants were responsible for spreading diseases largely banished from developed countries.

“They are bringing Third World diseases with them,” Patrick said, according to The Texas Observer, listing “tuberculosis, malaria, polio and leprosy.”

State health officials say there’s little basis for those claims.

If Dan Patrick keeps accusing Hispanics of bringing disease to Texas, we may be able to motivate the Hispanic vote for this election. Leticia can use Patrick's comments in ads that should be effective.

Second, Battleground is making a difference. Voter registrations are up and we are building a good data base for November.

Time will tell but I think that Leticia has a better chance of winning compared to Wendy.
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