"I will support the Dream Act 100%," he says as the ad begins. He also proposes to "grant citizenship to all undocumented workers living here for more than 7 years without a criminal history."
That sounds like a big liberal limb to jump out on to Texas's voters, and it's certainly not a place that Paul Sadler is willing to go.
Yarbrough says he's spending $25,000 to $30,000 on this advertisement, which is nothing compared to his counterparts on the Republican side of the aisle. If true, however, that amount represents a lot in a Democratic primary devoid of any extra cash.
Yarbrough might have problems with both his stances and his money, however. As the Tribune reports:
Yarbrough's campaign spending has become an issue in his runoff against former state Rep. Paul Sadler. Yarbrough, who says he is spending only his own money, had not filed a single campaign finance report when he came in second in the May 29 primary. Since then, Yarbrough has filed reports, though he has not spelled out where he is spending his money. The Federal Election Commission has sent him two letters asking for more information.
Sadler said Yarbrough's immigration stance is not in line with the state's Democrats and is turning off voters. He pointed to Yarbrough's reference to building a "Berlin Wall" at the U.S. southern border in last month's televised debate.
Take a look at the ad, though. If only Texas Democrats had a top-of-the-ticket candidate willing to stand up for our ideals while also sounding serious...