Rick Noriega is the Democratic candidate for Senate in Texas. His opponent is incumbent Republican Bush clone John Cornyn.
This is a steep, uphill battle for Rick. Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994. But a lot of Democrats believe that this is our year and Rick is the candidate to do it.
They may be right. Noriega’s resume is impressive: Representitive in the Texas House since 1998, Soldier since 1979, and graduate of the Harvard School of Government (where he was an editor of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy). He’s a fourth generation Houstonian, campaigns hard and does not hold back in going after Cornyn’s sad devotion to George Bush.
Unfortunately, I only had about five minutes with him. If you’re looking for a longer interview, Charles Kuffner talked to him back in February (audio only).
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