Houston’s Ann Johnson received the endorsement of the Houston Chronicle on Monday.
Johnson, a Houston child advocacy attorney who is an out lesbian, faces Republican incumbent Sarah Davis, whom the Chronicle described as speaking about “politics with a fiery passion, but her passion often seems aimed more at Washington than Austin.”
The endorsement attributes Davis’ victory in the swing district of 134 to tea party turnout two years ago.
Johnson has highlighted the distinct differences between herself and tea party-backed Davis on issues like healthcare and education.
She (Davis) successfully navigated the minefield of wedge-issue votes that defined the previous legislative session — voting no on the sonogram bill, for example. But voters deserve a representative who doesn’t just avoid bad votes, but leads on good ones. We believe Democratic challenger Ann Johnson can be that sort of leader.
Read the full endorsement here.