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So, Who’s Running in 2014?

For Governor, it will not be SA’s Mayor Julian Castro, and now, not Senator Wendy Davis.

Texpatriate and Kuff talk a little bit about the names that are out there. Of those mentioned by the two and that I’ve heard of, I must say I like Mike Villarreal the most. Rep. Villarreal has made a name for himself on many issues that I support, whether it be education equity, woman’s right to choose, or other issues with a liberal/progressive bent. But, frankly, given political realities, I don’t usually feel like sacrificing good Mexican American talent.

So, perhaps we should push draft the one mentioned by Kuff–Henry Cisneros? That’s if he’s back in tip-top health, of course.

Here’s my take. The guy has amassed some good wealth post-Clinton-era, so, win or lose, he stands to gain. Sure, we lib-labs complain about millionaires getting elected to office, but hell, I wouldn’t mind hearing Republicans complaining about a Mexican American millionaire-“lib’rul.” And he’d rile up Latino voters, for sure.

Just a thought.

Now, this is just me taking political realities about 2014 into consideration, rather than being a Zombie-Dem cheerleader like I usually am. (Not being really involved in any clubs lately has done that to me.)

Of course, that leaves us with a whole bunch of statewide positions to seek, including the need for a good, strong candidate for Land Commish to beat “Little Brown One.”

There’s no doubt we have some good people on deck, especially folks working hard like State Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer, long one of my favorites, as well as others like State Reps. Armando Walle, Ana Hernandez Luna, Rafael Anchia, etc. Surely, Dems can build a list of up-and-comers to get some statewide name ID in 2014 for the run-up to bigger victories in 2016, 2018, and beyond.

I’m sure we’ll be having more conversations about this in the near future. For now, we’ve got 2013 City elections! I’m still trying to get excited about those races.