Texas Democrats, just like their national party, are in for a tough November. As they wrapped up their state convention and tried to put a happy face on their out-of-touch, tax and spend, big government ideas, several of their elected officials were either in jail, indicted, investigated or fined. At last count at least seven of their leaders have been accused of malfeasance, defined in the dictionary as misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
Former State Rep Terri Hodge is in jail for corruption. State Reps Tara Rios Ybarra and Kino Florres have been indicted. State Reps Joe Heflin and Garnet Coleman are accused of campaign finance violations. Then there’s Hank Gilbert, Agriculture Commissioner candidate, accused of theft, among other charges; and the Democratic nominee for Governor, Bill White, who is accused of a conflict of interest in his business dealings while Mayor of Houston.
Democrats have enough problems, being the party of Obama, without having their Texas elected officials shoot themselves in the foot. Not that anyone in Texas thinks the Dems have much of a chance here anyway, but with this kind of track record, November may be a blood bath for Democrats, both nationally and in Texas.