Van de Putte update

Senator Leticia Van de Putte was at an Annie’s List event for Sen. Wendy Davis in San Antonio on Monday, and while the attention was on Davis, everyone wanted to know what was up with Van de Putte, too.

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

Davis has encouraged Van de Putte to run for lieutenant governor, but the San Antonio senator insists that she’s weighing her options.

“Very soon,” Van de Putte said about making a decision, although several sources said she would join the race. One guest at the luncheon, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Van de Putte told supporters she didn’t want to distract from Davis’ event.

“She said that she was waiting for after this luncheon. … But she inferred she was running,” the source said.

I have three words: Run, Leticia, run! I don’t think there’s anything more I can add to that. The story also says that Sen. Carlos Uresti is hoping to make a decision before Thanksgiving about whether he will run for Attorney General. That would make that race a contested one, as Sam Houston is already in. For that matter, if VdP jumps in as we hope she will, she will also face a Democratic opponent in Maria Alvarado. It’s fine by me if there are some contested Dem primaries, as I’d like to have our candidates out there engaging voters from the get go. But first we need to finalize the lineup.

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One Response to Van de Putte update

  1. Good point on the value of contested primaries.

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