Who Is Running For The United States Senate In Texas In 2008?
Is there a United States Senate race on the ballot In Texas in 2008 and, if so, who are the candidates?
There is one United States Senate seat from Texas up for election this year.
Democratic State Representative Rick Noriega is the nominee of his party for this office.
Mr. Noriega is a native Texan and an experienced legislator. He was elected to the Texas House in 1998.
Representative Noriega is also an officer in the Texas Army National Guard and has served extensively in Afghanistan. Please click here to learn more about Mr. Noriega.
The incumbent is the deeply conservative John Cornyn. Mr. Cornyn was first elected in 2002 with, for a Texas Republican in recent years, a relatively low 55% of the vote.
I would argue Senator Cornyn is out of step with the needs of Texans today, and, also, with the state Texas is becoming.
With a firmly established pattern of supporting the failed War in Iraq, crippling Medicare and being stingy on veteran’s benefits, Senator Cornyn represents a past many Texans are now questioning and a future that offers little response to the changing economic and demographic facts of our state and our nation.
As I write this in late June, a recent poll asserts Mr. Noriega is running just two points behind Mr. Cornyn. This is a strong showing against an incumbent.
As you begin to focus on your options for the November ballot, I ask you to please consider Rick Noriega for the United States Senate from Texas.
Below is a photo of Rick Noriega.