Texas Democratic Judicial Candidates Hope to End Party’s 24-year Drought in Statewide Races

AUSTIN -- Five Democratic hopefuls for important judicial posts said Tuesday they're counting on a voter backlash against President Donald Trump and the pro-business tilt of Texas courts to help them end their party's 24-year losing streak in statewide elections.Four state district and county-level judges from Harris County and a Houston civil-litigation lawyer filed for seats on the Texas Supreme Court and the state Court of Criminal Appeals at state Democratic headquarters."The only time they open the courts is when it suits their cronies," said state District Judge Steven Kirkland of Houston, referring to the nine Republicans on the Texas Supreme Court.  Continue reading...

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