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2-woman ticket in Texas goes for history in 2014

Published: Wed, January 1, 2014 @ 5:20 p.m.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses, but in 2014 two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history: Winning as an all-female ticket for governor and lieutenant governor.

Woven into one of the nation's most intriguing gubernatorial races this year is whether Democrat Wendy Davis, whose 11-hour filibuster over abortion restrictions catapulted the state senator to national fame this summer, can not only overcome long odds in a fiercely Republican state but pull off a political first.

If Davis and fellow state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, who is running for lieutenant governor, prevail in their March primaries as expected, they'll form what political experts say is only the fifth time in at least the past 20 years that a party has nominated women for both governor and lieutenant governor.

None of these pairings has ever won — nor have a woman governor and lieutenant governor ever served concurrently.


1AtownAugie(792 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

And the AP continues in its desire to "clear a path" for HRC via wire service cheerleading. (At least the AP will not miss in placing their kiss -- the target is so ample.)

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2isaac45(334 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

amazing how well cons can read between or make up lines...paranoia, the destroyer

and to think, we could have had the first female vice-president already if the country had only had their head screwed on backwards in 08

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