Lena is what we got for Beto
Have you heard of Lena Hidalgo?
She is a progressive elected in the "Beto wave" of 2018. As you may remember, the left invested $80 million to defeat Senator Ted Cruz the last time. Beto O'Rourke didn't win, but the Democrats used the money to boost Democrat turnout, and that's how we got Lena Hidalgo by 25,000 votes, or 49.8% to 49.2%.
By the way, this is not a judicial position, but rather more of a county administrative post.
County judge Hidalgo has been on the front pages lately.
First, she ordered residents to cover their faces in public. The Houston Police Officer's Union refused to enforce the order and criticized it as unworkable and potentially unconstitutional.
Judge Hidalgo came back with a tweet that created more controversy than her first order:
What's next for Lena Hidalgo? I don't know, but let's hope the GOP gets that seat back in 2022.