TEMPLE (AP) – Longshot U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler likes to point to his record of bipartisanship as an influential member of the Texas House for 12 years.READ MORE: NFL Week 13 AFC East Preview: CBS Boston's Levan Reid Calls AFC East Title Fight A Battle Of 'Big Brother Vs Little Brother'
But the Democrat left the Legislature nine years ago and in today’s political climate, a willingness to work with the other side may be a liability.
Still, Sadler says that obstructionism by conservative officeholders is to blame for congressional gridlock. He says that’s not what Texas voters want, even if a Democrat hasn’t won statewide office here since 1994.
Sadler says “when you do good things together, good things happen.”READ MORE: Spirit Airlines Brings Biometric Check-In To DFW Airport
That’s a far cry from his opponent, Ted Cruz, a tea party darling calling for a great conservative awakening.
Cruz is the prohibitive favorite to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in next month’s election.
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