In the final days leading up to the filing deadline, Texas Democrats now have a relatively high-profile candidate to lead their ticket for next year’s elections. After several prominent politicians declined the task of running against Governor Greg Abbott (R), the party will feature a candidate backing “sanctuary” policies: Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.
Sheriff Lopez threw her hat in the ring Monday morning in what will likely be a lightly contested Democratic Party primary for the governor’s slot on the November ballot. Lopez drew national attention in October 2015 when she announced she would honor immigration detainers on a case-by-case basis, Breitbart Texas reported. Her statement drew harsh criticism from Governor Abbott who said, “sanctuary city policies like those promoted by your recent decision to implement your own case-by-case immigrant detention plan will no longer be tolerated in Texas.”
The governor quickly announced plans to cut state law enforcement grants to sanctuary jurisdictions that chose not to comply with federal immigration law. He also called for the Texas Legislature to take action against such behavior.
Valdez’s actions and those of fellow sanctuary sheriff, Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, led to the creation and passage of Texas’ SB4 Sanctuary City Law.
In announcing her decision to run for governor, Valdez avoided immigration. There appear to have been no public reports of the sheriff actually declining an immigration detainer from ICE.
The Texas Tribune reported on her announcement by calling her a “serious candidate.” With five days left before the filing deadline, Valdez joins six “little known Democrats” in running for the top spot on the ticket, the Tribune wrote. One of those is the son of the late Texas Governor Mark White. Andrew White is scheduled to announce his campaign on Thursday.
“Like so many hardworking Texans, I know it’s tough deciding between buying food, finding a decent place to live, and setting aside money for college tuition,” Valdez said in a written statement published by the Texas Tribune. “Opportunity in Texas ought to be as big as this great state, but it is out of reach for far too many, that’s why I’m running for Texas Governor. I’m a proud Texas Democrat. I believe good government can make people’s lives better, and I intend to do just that.”
The Texas Constitution requires Valdez to immediately step down as the Dallas County Sheriff when she formally makes her announcement. Her campaign said they will inform the Dallas County Commissioners Court of her decisions later on Wednesday.
"Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.
Sheriff Lopez threw her hat in the ring..." I guess all of those Mexican names sound the same
“I'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.”
― John Wayne
She has a better chance of putting her elbow in her ear...
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She has no shot even with a bunch of illegal alien voters.
She has to dgo something or Gov. Abbott is going to burn her on her sanctuary city policy.
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I vote for burning
where can I send some gas?
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or get busy dying!
She has to resign and then I think she will lose the election.
Best of both worlds for Texans.
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It must be that she has people around her who sing her praises and she's duped into believing there are enough people in the great state of Texas that also see things the way her minions do. I guess she's going to learn a thing or two about REAL Texans if she actually goes through with running. Nevertheless, the DNC will do everything in their power to help her. You know, like paying women to make false claims about the incumbent, etc.
High taxes, redistribution of wealth, open borders, the erasure of gender, the primacy of skin color, the dumbing-down of education across the board: these are the policies the Democrats promote.
In this case the individual in the wheelchair is not the handicapped candidate. I give ole Lupe a 1 in 25 shot at pulling 15% of Texas voters.
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At least this season will be entertaining. She has to be the worst candidate they have run in as long as I can remember.
Dallas County has changed for the worst politically, as was evidenced by the fact that Hillary Clinton won there in the 2016 presidential election. Lupe Valdez probably figures she can appeal to voters there as well as in Harris, Bexar, and Travis Counties, because Clinton won them too. Urban voters in Texas are increasingly voting for the Democratic Party. I agree that she is a poor candidate, but she might appeal to enough loopy Texas voters to make a show of it.
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She is a Hispanic Lesbian Female Democrat--need I say more? And, most unfortunately, MY sheriff.
Texan by choice, not accident of birth
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She checks all the right boxes. Sounds like a dream candidate for Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
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She can always go back to acting in B programmers.
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