Retired Texas Sheriff Announces Bid For Governor

Retired Dallas County Sheriff Guadalupe "Lupe" Valdez kicked off her campaign on Sunday.

Dallas, TX – Retired Dallas County Sheriff Guadalupe “Lupe” Valdez kicked off her campaign for the Texas governor’s seat on Sunday night, and is one of eleven Democrats vying for the position, the San Antonio Current reported.

Valdez, 70, was elected in 2004 as Texas’ first openly gay sheriff, and was also the state’s first Hispanic female sheriff, The Dallas Morning News reported.

"She ran for sheriff in a county that did not have a single countywide official that was a Democrat and hadn't for 20 years,” Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa told the Los Angeles Times. “She ran against an incumbent sheriff. She did not have any experience running for office. Few people, if any, gave her any chance of winning.”

Valdez served nearly four terms as Dallas County Sheriff before she resigned her position in December in order to run for the governor’s seat.

During her time as sheriff, Valdez clashed with incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott, after she refused to honor federal immigration holds on inmates who had not been charged with violent crimes. Gov. Abbot said she backed down after he threatened to withhold federal funding.

During her Sunday speech, Valdez noted that the legislature did little to address serious issues in 2017, the San Antonio Current reported.

"They have made up issues — bathrooms, sanctuary cities, massive voter fraud,” she listed off. “It would be amusing if it wasn’t causing so much harm. It’s costing us jobs, and it’s certainly destroying the Texas brand."

Valdez’s supporters said they believe her background will help her to gain votes from the Latino community, as well as from moderate Republicans, but Texas Republican Party Chairman James Dickey disagrees.

"No moderate of any race who looks at Lupe's track record would consider her a moderate," he told the Los Angeles Times.

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lds719
lds719

@bronx163 , it's hard to show sarcasm in text form. I know you are not a nazi. Your support of Israel proves that. I apologize if what I wrote was misunderstood.

bronx163
bronx163

And dont forget muslim enclaves in far weat russia where boston bombers came from. Total shit hole.

bronx163
bronx163

Not an Nazi.
Israel has a right to exist like its reads in both bibles.

Re sanctuary texas sheriff.
This is America there are laws and regs set by congress as stated in constitution.
Calf liberal transplants and soros puppets dont dictate what illega enters or stays nor does some judge who legislates from the bench.
This country doesn’t need people’s le from shit hole corners of the globe who hate America or who want to transform Anerica into their 3 or 4th world anex.
You come here u speak english, learn out customs and traditions and way of life. Don’t demand i or Americans bow to you and your customs. You came here we didnt demand you.
Come here or forced you.

You come here you apply and wait on line like the rest of the world.

And yes President Trump said what was accurate.
Haiti
San salvador
El savador
Libya
Syria
Beirut
Venezuela
Honduras
Egypt
Yemen
Somalia
Ethiopia
Chad
Nigeria
Iraq
Tunisia.
And allowing everyone in is creating national health crisis.
Minnesota measles out break from immigrants not vaccinated.
San Diego Hepitis and flu.
Nyc same shit.
Miami same thing.

So keep leaving fromt door open.

lds719
lds719

@bronx163 you're the only nazi that I know that supports the nation of Israel. How strange.

bronx163
bronx163

U call me a nazi because i believe in rule of law. Obama created this crisi of daca violating the constitution and office of president. We are a nation of citizens not a nation of illegal alliens. No one has a right to come to America. Its a privilege. You wait in line and file documents to request to come here. Thats why we have passports. Thats why the border should have a wall sea to shinning sea. And land mines. Half the he issue with outbreak of diseases that we have inoculated and are back with a vengence is because we have people coming here who are health risk and not vacinated.
Anyone can call me here just wait in line and file papers. You calf nuts feel you decide what the rest of the nation wants. Thats why trump won. The left coast and ny and other blue states learned hard America had enough of bs liberalcrats like obama clinton pelosi and elison a radical muslim senator who called for bombing of Israel. And nothing is said.
Love how you guys on left coast come on this site to vent your bs on pro cop site.
Face it you shit on cops you get shit service.
You dont attack those who do what you are incapbale of doing.

Keep trolling loser i love it.

LONG LIVE PRESIDENT TRUMP.
LOVE MY PRESIDENT.