Democrat Lupe Valdez discusses taxes, guns, immigration


Democrat Lupe Valdez, six weeks into her run for Texas governor, took exception to Republican handling of immigration, gun laws and the state’s rainy day fund during a wide-ranging discussion Thursday in Austin.

Valdez also defended lackluster fundraising numbers after her campaign collected only $46,000 in the last 3½ weeks of December, well behind Democratic rival Andrew White, who raised $219,000 in roughly the same amount of time.

Fundraising took a backseat to finishing her time as Dallas County sheriff — a 13-year job she left Dec. 31 to run for governor, Valdez told Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith during a public conversation.

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