Does the Democratic Party have the talent, money to carry the day?
FORT WORTH -- Michael Cooper wants to find more people willing to take a chance running for office like he did this year.
He spent little more than $10,000 — much of it his own money — to wage a tight statewide battle for the Democratic party’s nod to run for lieutenant governor. The only African American to run for the office, he fell short of the Democratic nomination by less than 5 percentage points in this spring’s primary election, even though he was outspent at least 40 to 1.
“I did get people excited. I didn’t have $2 million,” Cooper said, smiling under his black cowboy hat at the... read more
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