Leticia Van de Putte

All-Woman TX Gubernatorial Ticket Lands Big Endorsement

All-Woman TX Gubernatorial Ticket Lands Big Endorsement
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte received the nod from Emily's List Friday in her run for Lieutenant Governor. The women's grassroots organization brings with it money and clout for the upcoming Governor's race, one that's gaining national attention with filibuster star Wendy Davis at the top of the Democratic ticket.
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A Penchant for Racist Alliteration: Tea Partier Calls TX State Sen Van de Putte 'Barrio Boopsie'

A Penchant for Racist Alliteration: Tea Partier Calls TX State Sen Van de Putte 'Barrio Boopsie'
Far right blogger Rick Atkinson coined a new and offensive nickname for State Senator Leticia Van de Putte this week, calling her 'Barrio Boopsie'. Taken with University of Texas Young Republican's offensive catch-an-illegal-immigrant game, and remarks on Wendy Davis, the pattern of racist insensitivity among the flanks of the far right is indisputable and omnipresent.
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TX State Senator Op-Ed: Fed Up with Perry's Medicaid Grandstanding

TX State Senator Op-Ed: Fed Up with Perry's Medicaid Grandstanding
It's time to move beyond grandstanding and look at the facts of the ACA and what it will cost us if we continue to have the nation's highest rate of uninsured residents.
First off, it should be emphasized that the governor's pronouncement was not the final word on this matter - any possible expansion of Medicaid must first come through the Legislature. Thankfully, the governor backtracked on his original stance and said he would work with the Legislature.
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