Texas Politics

April 11, 1996



Victor Morales

Democratic Candidate for Senate from Texas

Jim Hightower

Former editor of the Texas observer, progressive populist, and author of forthcoming book There’s Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos

This week, a Texas high school teacher, a political unknown, beat a veteran Democrat (Rep. John Bryan) to become the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Texas, with 80 percent support from Latino voters. Also, Representative Greg McLaughlin, a Democrat who switched parties and lost the Republican nomination for his congressional seat to Ron Paul, the 1988 Libertarian Party presidential candidate.

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