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But the top of the ballot is what the low-info voter and the media dwell on. So we need strength at the top of the ticket.

It was clear in counties surrounding Travis this year that Obama's low popularity REALLY hurt down-ballot. Like it or not, top of the ticket and national atmosphere matter in local races.

So we can't just write off governor and nominate someone who can't help -- or worse, can hurt. And a strong Gov candidate can help give those strong potential downballot statewides the push they need to get in the race.

I'm not a player, I just Tweet a lot: @KathTX


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To your point, I wrote a column in Plaza de Armas with an idea of Castro running at the top of the ticket in 2014 with a ballot filled with some really good down ballot candidates. I know I'm going to take dings in here but I've written off a 2014 gubernatorial victory and ceded it to Republicans. Going against Abbott (Perry's going to be asked to follow Palin's lead) will be really hard, if not impossible.

Instead, have Castro create ballot draw, especially among Hispanic voters to help other down ballot Democrats get elected. Castro can come back in 2018 and run for governor or Cruz's seat.

I know it's radical politics but maybe we need something like that.


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