The Houston Chronicle reports that State Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-Bexar County), according to its sources, will run for Lieutenant Governor. Van de Putte, a stalwart Democratic senator from San Antonio who first came to fame during the Wendy Davis filibuster last June, will “announce and announcement” of her campaign in the next day or two. This will be the prelude to an official announcement on November 23rd, most likely in her native San Antonio.
Specifically during the filibuster, Van de Putte’s claim to fame came after she was absent during the opening hours as she attended her father’s funeral. After showing up in the waning hours of the procedure, she attempted to exploit her ostensible naivety on the matters to draw out the proceedings. Finally, after raising many “parliamentary inquiries,” the President of the Senate refused to call on her, clearly against the rules of the Senate. This led to 23 magic words from Van de Putte: “At what point must a female Senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over the male colleagues in the room?” And the rest is history, as the crowd rose to their feet and drowned out the final minutes of the session.