Dems Expect Sanchez to Run for Senate in Texas

Monday, 18 Apr 2011 02:00 PM

By Dan Weil

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It never hurts to have a military hero representing your side. So it’s understandable that Democrats hope retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, will run for the Texas Senate seat being vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, as Politico reports.

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Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez (AP photo)
Democrats expect that Sanchez will indeed run, though it’s not a done deal, a Democratic strategist tells Politico.

Matt Canter, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is certainly enthusiastic about the idea. “Gen. Sanchez has spent his entire life serving our country, and there’s no question he would be a strong candidate if he decides to continue to serve his country in the U.S. Senate,” Canter said in a statement. “He has a tremendous life story: growing up poor, rising to the rank of general in the Army and bravely leading more than a hundred thousand troops in both Gulf Wars.”

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