Vol 31, Issue 47 Print Issue

Van de Putte Disses Comedian Kinky Friedman

Kinky Friedman is shown at his Medina, Texas, ranch.
Kinky Friedman is shown at his Medina, Texas, ranch.

In a robocall to potential Democratic voters, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte — the only Democrat running for lieutenant governor this year — asks voters to nominate Hugh Fitzsimons, whom she refers to as "the only real Democrat in this race," as agriculture commissioner. And she takes a swipe at the most famous name in that race, too: "It would be no laughing matter to let comedian Kinky Friedman win a spot on the ballot with Wendy Davis and me in the fall."