Democrats in Texas Assemble Dream Team II
The Republican and Democratic political tickets are beginning to emerge — one largely white and male, the other conspicuously diverse and female.
With the addition of Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a veteran legislator and prominent Latina, Democrats look to be assembling a Dream Team II.
That’s a play off the racially representative ballot in 2002 that showcased Hispanic, black and white candidates at the top.
In this case, two women — Sen. Wendy Davis for governor and Van de Putte for lieutenant governor — seek to lead Democrats out of a protracted political wilderness.
Dream Team I didn’t fare well.
And experts say the latest version — with Davis and Van de Putte at the top, a white, pro-business accountant for comptroller and an attorney general candidate felicitously named Sam Houston — faces a similarly tough struggle.