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Leticia Van de Putte

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 27:  Leticia Van de Putte, a Democratic senator from Texas, speaks during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. The DNC ends on Aug. 28.  (Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Democrats Nominate Van de Putte For Lt. Governor

Texas Democrats have nominated state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor, sending the San Antonio pharmacist into the November general election to try to win back a seat held by Republicans since 1999.

03/04/2014

The U.S. Capitol is pictured in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2013 during the first day of the federal government shut down. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Trade Barbs In U.S. Senate Race

The highest profile Democrat challenging U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is a deep-pocketed Dallas dentist best known for a multimillion-dollar failed run for Congress in 2012.

02/18/2014

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Texas Democratic Stars To Appear Together

Gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis is making a relatively rare appearance with two of Texas’ other brightest Democratic stars.

02/13/2014

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

State Candidates Meet Texas Veterans

Several candidates for Texas statewide offices, as well as Gov. Rick Perry, are set to speak and meet with veterans of foreign wars at their winter meeting in Austin on Friday.

01/31/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis greets members of an audience. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Texas 2-Woman Ticket Goes For History

Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses. But two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history.

01/01/2014

Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte accepting  the Matt Garcia Public Service Award by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. (credit: Texas State Senate website)

Van De Putte Announces Run For Texas Lt. Governor

It’s the first time in Texas history that two women will lead a major party’s ticket for the state’s top offices.

11/26/2013