Max Powers has it all mapped out HERE.
The Texas Tribune reports Congressman Beto O'Rourke is very likely to challenge Senator Ted Cruz this cycle. Read that HERE.
Unfortunately, O'Rourke can't win. It's not because he's not a great guy, because he's an outstanding person and I very much admire him... even if our politics do not always line up. He has always been straightforward with me and everyone else about where he stands. He works tirelessly in his district when he could just as easily never come home and spend all his time living the good life in DC. I'm going to miss him.
You know who else is going to miss him? El Paso Republicans. He's about as close as you'll ever get to a conservative holding that office. From here it's nothing but left, left and further left. Judge Escobar is a democrat's democrat. She is up front about that and you have to respect her for her honesty. The only problem I see is that the Pelosi led Democrats tend to pat the Latino members on the head like sweet little helpless children. Did you happen to see the Clinton emails? And that sucks, because there are some very good Latino legislators in the house that deserve better standing within the party rankings.
And before you get all whiney about Escobar's ascent to the the seat without a vote even being cast - just stop. She's going to be our next congressional representative and that's just the way it is. And if you even mention a Republican running for the seat I'll ban you from the blog. Nobody needs to read anything that stupid. In El Paso a Republican would be lucky to get third in a two way race for the house seat.
I just wish O'Rourke would stay put. There's no need to go get beat up statewide. He's too good of a guy to take that kind of abuse. But, maybe El Paso's name will be in lights for a few months.