Lt Governor candidate in Lubbock, taking shots at Perry & Dewhurst - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/15/10

Lt Governor candidate in Lubbock, taking shots at Perry & Dewhurst

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lorenzo native, and Texas Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, says Texas leads the country in minimum wage jobs.  Linda Chavez Thompson was the featured speaker Sunday evening at an event in Clapp Park.

Chavez-Thompson made a name for herself nationwide in the labor movement and she still has family ties to Lubbock.  She campaigned, saying current Governor Rick Perry and current Lt. Governor David Dewhurst have failed to bring high paying jobs to Texas.

When asked what's the biggest challenge facing Texas she said it's the budget.

"An $18 - $19 Billion deficit is probably going to be the very toughest job we'll have in Austin; making sure we don't cut so deep into the education system that we're not going to damage the social network of our state," Chavez-Thompson said.

Others at Sunday's event included District 84 Texas House candidate Carol Morgan, and Democratic candidate for Congress Andy Wilson.

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