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Van de Putte, in Robocall, Disses "Comedian" Kinky Friedman

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 and to skip "comedian Kinky Friedman" in the agriculture commissioner race.

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."

 

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