More than 150 supporters welcomed Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Leticia Van de Putte to Oak Cliff on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, state Sen. Royce West and DISD school board President Miguel Solis were on stage to encourage the group to vote early and bring friends to the polls. West said part of the strategy to win is getting 300,000 votes for Van de Putte in Dallas County.
“I’m going to be home this week and I want to see all of you ringing doorbells,” Johnson said. “We got it if we get em out.”
Van de Putte was endorsed by every major newspaper in the state except for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. For the Wichita Falls Times Record News, this was its first endorsement of a Democrat in almost three decades.
“My momma always said, ‘If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all,’” Van de Putte began, as she addressed the crowd. “Well, my momma’s not here.”
She then lit into Patrick’s record of voting against equal pay for women, against funding education and against supporting veterans.
After the speech, she took time to take pictures with everyone there and extra time to talk to each child who had come to see her.