The Texas Democratic Party’s Executive Committee (SDEC) will be meeting informally on December 8, 2012 to discuss and outline a game plan for the 2014 election cycle. In addition to fundraising and strategic goals for each region, early candidate recruitment is going to be essential if Democrats hope to find a viable path towards victory.
Republicans have already announced their bids for statewide offices. Greg Abbott seems to be interested in the Governor’s Mansion. Todd Staples has his website up and running for Lt. Governor. George P. Bush is now doing some statewide fundraising in his not-yet-declared bid for land commissioner.
There are fourteen statewide offices, including US Senate, up for grabs in 2014. The Texas Democratic Party should be fielding a candidate for every seat. It was embarrassing when we couldn’t even name a candidate to take on our error-prone comptroller two years ago.
Nominate your Democratic Dream Ticket here. To help, I have compiled an incomplete list of 130 noteworthy Texas Democrats. Please note: Some of the names will make you laugh; others will make you scoff. This list is merely meant to be a handy guide.
The results of this informal poll will be posted on December 8.