Dem Endorsement Roundup

Dukes shut out in big endorsement meeting of Democratic clubs.

Seven Democratic groups combined their endorsement meetings into one huge clusterfu… er, forum Wednesday night at the AFL-CIO Hall Downtown. We'll present a more detailed review in next week's print edition, but the biggest highlights are obvious: District 46 state Rep. Dawnna Dukes got shut out, clearly due to her allegiance to Republican Speaker of the House Tom Craddick, and Dan Grant enjoyed a clean sweep over Larry Joe Doherty in the race for Congressional District 10.

Candidates were allowed a one-minute statement, followed by two questions from randomly selected participating groups.

Endorsements listed below; here is a key to the alphabet soup:

(i) = incumbent
Austin Tejano Democrats (ATD)
Capital Area Asian American Democrats (CAAAD)
Capital Area Progressive Democrats (CAPD)
South Austin Democrats (SAD)
Southwest Austin Democrats (SWAD)
Texas Environmental Democrats (TED)
(The Capital City Young Democrats also participated, but did not announce results Wednesday night. Several groups require a supermajority to endorse, and thus did not endorse in several races. SAD only requires a plurality to endorse.)

Travis County Constable
Precinct 1

Willie Joe Madison: ATD, SAD, CAAAD
Janie Serna:
Danny Thomas: SWAD

Pct. 2
Paul Labuda: CAAAD
Adan Ballesteros: ATD, CAPD, SWAD, SAD

Pct. 3
Richard McCain (i): TED, CAPD, SWAD, SAD, AAD
Robert Eller:

Pct. 4
Alonzo Reyes: SWAD
Maria Canchola (i): ATD, TED, CAPD, SAD, CAAAD

Travis County Commissioner, Pct. 3
Albert Gonzales: ATD, SWAD
Karen Huber: TED, CAAAD

Travis County Democratic Party Chair
Fidel Acevedo: SWAD

Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector
Glen Maxey: SAD, CAAAD
Nelda Wells Spears (i): SWAD

Travis County District Attorney
Mindy Montford:
Rosemary Lehmberg: TED, CAAAD
Gary Cobb: ATD, SWAD
Rick Reed:

Travis County Court at Law No. 8
Carlos Barrera: ATD
John Lipscombe: CAPD, SWAD, SAD, CAAAD

District Court Judges

Robert Ettinger:
Andy Hathcock: SWAD, SAD
Rhonda Hurley:

Madeleine Connor
Scott Ozmun: clean sweep

Jim Coronado: clean sweep
Karyl Krug:

State Representative, District 46
Brian Thompson: TED, CAPD, SWAD, SAD, CAAAD
Dawnna Dukes:

U.S. Representative, District 10
Larry Joe Doherty:

Texas Supreme Court
Place 7

Baltasar Cruz: SWAD, SAD
Sam Houston: CAAAD

Place 8
Lind Reyna Yanez: SAD, SWAD
Susan Criss: CAAAD

Texas Railroad Commissioner
Dale Henry:
Art Hall: CAAAD (by 1 vote), SAD, SWAD

U.S. Senate
Ray McMurrey:

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