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Analysis: Local Democrats hoping for statewide appeal in a Texas U.S. Senate race

Democrats looking for a challenger to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn have turned — and not for the first time — to local politicians in Texas who are attempting the leap to statewide politics. It works, sometimes.

Republican diners await the arrival of the candidates at Waterloo's Electric park Ballroom on August 14, 2011.

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