If you have been reading all the stuff about Texas Democrats' farm team this year, I am certain you heard about the Castros in that shit town 2000 miles away from here. Most recently, there is talk about a Democratic State Senator from Fort Worth, Wendy Davis. That's all find and dandy, but if anything, we should be talking about our own Congressman-elect Beto O'Rourke.
Beto beat an incumbent congressman in a primary. That is no small feat. Besides being tall, handsome, and having nice hair like myself, he is a white man that knows how to win the Latino/La Raza/Hispanidad/Americano-Mexico/Pocho/Aztlan/Eddie Holguin Jr.'s abuela's vote. Unlike, say the Castros, the White People can feel comfortable around him. It's not that the Castros scare people with their Azteca/Maya/Inca tan, but it's because they are Harvard-trained attorneys. And Harvard does not sell in the Panhandle or East Texas. The White Man, while becoming a more rare species, the White Man is still the most important voting bloc in Texas. Don't believe me? Look at all the Democrats that won statewide in this last election cycle.
More importantly, Beto gives El Paso the chance to influence events statewide, if we play our cards right. But El Paso being El Paso, we are going to bash our own, and praise someone else from the town over. El Paso will go all-in for some guys in San Antonio, when they should go all-in for the guy down the street from them.