Linda Chavez-Thompson's file


Democrat from Texas

Linda Chavez-Thompson, who has West Texas roots, was the 2010 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Texas. The long-time activist with the AFL-CIO also rose to prominence in the national Democratic Party.

Recent stories featuring Linda Chavez-Thompson

Democrats paint different picture of Perry's state

After Gov. Rick Perry’s optimistic State of the State address, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis ripped ruling Republicans while also launching statements that sounded very familiar — as in already fact-checked.

We're No. 1!

Woo hoo... sometimes.

My opponent is... RICH!

A quarter century ago, legislative hopeful Rick Perry of Haskell filed paperwork with the state indicating he was worth about $13,000. By 2009, we figure, Gov. Perry was worth a little more than $1 million. That is, his net worth increased 77-fold in 24 years.

Why care? Well, how politicians make money is often an attack point — sometimes clear-cut enough for the Truth-O-Meter.

Democrats pound Rick Perry

That roar in Corpus Christi this weekend? It wasn’t necessarily the surf.

Conventioneering Texas Democrats pounded Gov. Rick Perry, lofting some charges we’ve explored before ...