TX-HD-33: Luna Resigns
Meanwhile, there appears to be no shortage of Democrats seeking to replace Luna in November, including Solomon Ortiz, Jr., Danny Noyola, and Gloria Perez. It will be interesting to see who the county committee picks.
If this does in fact become a race, then based on the Dewhurst/Sharp race of 2002, in which the district went 59% for Sharp and 41% for Dewhurst, I'll change this race from "Safe Democratic" to "Leans Democratic". I suppose I'll wait for a little while to make the rating change official though, just in case I'm missing something. Which is probably the case.
UPDATE: Here are a few other numbers from the state legislature's district reports for TX-HD-33, which contains roughly half of Corpus Christi by population:
Racial Composition (2000 Census): 33.3% Anglo, 5% Black, 59.5% Hispanic, 2.2% Other
Bush/Cheney (R) 54.1%
Kerry/Edwards (D) 45.9%
Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D) 67.1%
William Vaden (R) 32.9%