Could Latino vote push Lupe Valdez into Texas Governor's Office?

It's a good question, but not so good an answer. Still, do you think Texas Latino voters have the juice to elect a gay Latina to the governor's office?

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez is running as a Democratic candidate for Texas Governor after a year of speaking out on big state issues– particularly the controversial sanctuary cities ban. Experts says her stances on immigration and sanctuary cities could help her find support with Texas’ growing number of Latino voters.

“Texans and businesses are begging for a return of common sense, smart investments and just plain sanity,” Valdez said in a press conference Wednesday.

James Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin says Valdez is the type of candidate people get excited about.

“She obviously would be the first Hispanic woman governor were she to win. That would be historic,” he says. However, it’s not just who she is but what she’s done that could give her an edge.

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