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2010: Newspaper Endorsements: DMN, SAEN on Lite Guv

"Earle has the better insight into the levers of power in government," says the Morning News. "Chavez-Thompson is undoubtedly the best Democratic candidate in the race," says the Express-News.

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Two endorsements today in the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor. The Dallas Morning News goes with former Travis County D.A. Ronnie Earle, while the San Antonio Express-News picks labor leader Linda Chavez-Thompson.

From the DMN:

Given the choice facing Democrats in the March 2 primary, the better candidate is Earle, who served 31 years as Travis County district attorney before retiring in 2008. ... Earle has the better insight into the levers of power in government.

From the SAEN:

Chavez-Thompson, currently a member of the VIA Metropolitan Transit Board, is a straight-shooter who would function well managing a legislative body such as the Senate. She would be an effective advocate for the state's public schools and higher education, which are a key focus of her platform.

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