Norma Chavez alleges that she is not running against anybody. She is running to represent District 76.
Which is all bullsh*it.
Norma is running to make herself more money.
We know that in one year the State of Texas paid Norma Chavez $43,000 for travel reimbursements and per diem.
It is very likely that Norma will have the State pay her $40,000 a year - again - for per diem and travel expenses should she get re-elected.
BUT on top that Norma would get another $40,000 from her State pension.
Norma could wind up having the State pay her over $80,000 per year to serve in the Texas Legislature. But don't forget her campaign account that she can use to cover costs of living in Austin.
So now we are looking about $100,000 per year for Norma Chavez just so she can piss people off in Austin.
Now, Norma could come out and be a true stateswoman and refuse to not only accept her pension should she return to office, but she would commit to supporting the efforts of "good Democrats" like Wendy Davis and State Rep. Chris Turner (D - Some shit hole outside of the Cowboys Stadium) to support legislation against double-dipping.
Those actions would show how much Norma Chavez has really changed, and how much she has improved.
Otherwise, it's just the same ol' caca de toro.