On the party’s website, Sanchez explains she thought of the nickname in the grocery store.
“I’m brown, I’m spicy,” she said. “People tell me my poetry was spicy.”
Sanchez is a physical therapist assistant and a slam poet. She had no money to stage credible a statewide race, so she used the nickname to get attention.
Apparently, it worked. In Dallas County, she received more than 3,000 votes.