Valdez apologizes for not better answering question of Latina activist


Lupe Valdez, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for governor, issued an unusual apology late Monday as part of an effort contain the damage from her answer to a question Sunday about her immigration record as sheriff of Dallas County.

At an Austin town hall event of Latino activists, Valdez didn’t directly answer a question from an 18-year-old Dallas high school student about her practice of detaining inmates so they could be turned over to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Her answer led to the group sponsoring the event, Jolt, to endorse her rival Andrew White, an embarrassing setback for a candidate whose calling card is her role as breakthrough Latina political figure.

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