Adding insult to whatever one might call Lupe Valdez's quixotic gubernatorial campaign, Texas Monthly announced Thursday that the former Dallas County sheriff was the second runner-up in the magazine's annual search for Texas' biggest bum steer.
Valdez's 13-point election loss to incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, the largest for any statewide candidate, was the result of "an ill-prepared candidate with a tenuous grasp of the issues," Texas Monthly says in its write-up. Specifically, the magazine calls out Valdez, the nation's first lesbian Latina sheriff, for failing to win the endorsements of JOLT, a get-out-the-Latino-vote organization, and the Houston GLBT Political Caucus.
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Proving that she's about as likely to win anything in 2019 as she was in 2018, Valdez lost out on the big booby prize to Austin-based conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and disgraced former Houston-area U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman.