Retired Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez - the great hope of the Democratic Party to try and take advantage of the presumed demographic shift in Texas - has dropped out of the U.S. Senate race. The reason why Sanchez is getting out of the race: poor fundraising (also lost his home in a fire which sucks). Basically, this leaves the Democratic Party with no one worth a damn running for U.S. Senate (not that Sanchez had much of a chance this year anyway). According to Burnt Orange Report, the Democratic candidates for Senate are Sean Hubbard and Daniel Boone (zombie Daniel Boone?). No clue who either of these guys are, and their fundraising is probably worse than Sanchez’s. What makes this even better (or worse - depending on your perspective): the Texas Democratic Party launched a new Latino outreach program a day before their leading Latino candidate drops out of the highest profile race in the state this year.
The Democrats still have time to field a new candidate thanks to the agreement reached yesterday over the new primary date. Some of the in-state Hispanic leaders may be courted to run, e.g., Leticia Van De Putte - State Senator from San Antonio - was a name mentioned earlier this year as a possible U.S. Senate candidate. However, these local leaders may prefer to bide their time, which would be wise.