Friday, May 24, 2024

Election Day: 2010 Midterm Elections and the Latino Vote

For the past several months La Plaza has been closely following the developments and attention surrounding the Latino vote in what will go down in history as the most expensive midterm elections to date.  We have covered everything from the earnest efforts of several civic groups to turn out this voting bloc on Election Day […]

Chavez-Thompson Wins Democratic Nomination for Texas Lieutenant Governor

Labor leader Linda Chavez-Thompson won the Democratic nomination yesterday in the Texas lieutenant governor’s race. The former AFL-CIO official defeated ex-Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle and Austin deli owner Marc Katz. Chavez-Thompson will face Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the November election. Since 1994 Democrats have been shut out of every statewide office […]

Latina Runs for Lieutenant Governor in Texas

Although the March 2nd primary for the governor race in Texas is getting most of the attention in the news, the primary for lieutenant governor could be a worthwhile race to watch. Linda Chavez-Thompson, a second generation Mexican-American, is running against former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle and Austin deli owner Mac Katz in […]