Analysis: A Kink in the Democrats' Chain

The Texas Democrats’ best hopes of entering the statewide win column in November’s general election could lie with Kinky Friedman. Wouldn’t that be awkward?

Friedman is in a May 27 runoff with Jim Hogan to be the Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner. And he is one of two Texas Democrats — the other is Kesha Rogers, who is in a U.S. Senate primary runoff — whose opposition in the first round of the primaries included their own political party.

During the primary campaign, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a candidate for lieutenant governor, recorded a telephone plea ...

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