In my last post, I talked about how Keith Hampton’s race against Sharon Keller for the Court of Criminal Appeals might be the most important of this entire cycle (except, I guess the President). At the State Convention, Hampton discussed how he had the greatest chance of victory this year of any statewide Democrat. He outlined the three reasons he could be elected: 1. it was a Presidential election year 2. it was a Judicial race 3. the incumbent Republican was despicable. He articulated quite clearly that all three of these parameters were applicable.
Now, Hampton has been endorsed by The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, and San Antonio Express-News. I find it highly likely that he will also be endorsed by the Austin American-Statesman and El Paso Times, both reliably liberal papers. This would mean a Democrat would be endorsed 6 for 6 by the major papers. I cannot remember the last time this happened.