Now What Does This Say About the Texas Democratic Party?
CD 10 candidates line up some, um … powerhouse endorsements.
By Lee Nichols,
8:51PM, Tue. Jan. 15, 2008
We’re not sure how much value there is in having the endorsement of unsuccessful political candidates, but the Democrats in the Congressional District 10 race, Dan Grant and Larry Joe Doherty, have lined up a few.
Grant has the support of the Democrats that took on incumbent Republican Michael McCaul in the previous two general elections: Lorenzo Sadun, who ran as a write-in in 2004, wrote on the Burnt Orange Report blog on Jan. 8, “I prefer Grant to Doherty, but the main thing is beating McCaul.” And on Tuesday, 2006 standard-bearer Ted Ankrum declared, “Dan is the only Democrat in the race who can beat Mike McCaul. He is uniquely qualified to redirect the tax dollars being squandered in Baghdad to our own communities in Brenham, Bastrop, and beyond.”
Back in November, Doherty racked up the praise of Richard Morrison, who failed in a 2004 attempt to unseat Tom DeLay in Dist. 22, and Barbara Radnofsky, the unsuccessful 2006 challenger to U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. “Larry Joe can go the distance with Mike McCaul,” Radnofsky wrote in an endorsement letter, adding that she has been friends with Doherty for over 30 years. And in a letter of his own, Morrison wrote, “… make no mistake; despite the arrogance of Bush, Tom Delay and Mike McCaul, this race is winnable. In 2006, my friend Ted Ankrum held McCaul to just 55% of the vote. Larry Joe has already raised four times as much money as Ted.”