Noticias Telemundo and Univision Spotlight Texas’ Attorney General Race
October 27, 2022
Latina Rochelle Garza Is Set to Break Barriers
Washington, DC — With under two weeks to Election Day, the Texas Attorney General race remains highly competitive between Democratic nominee Rochelle Garza and federally-indicted AG Ken Paxton. From the start, Garza has focused on the issues that matter the most to Texans and reflect the need for Latino representation. Noticias Telemundo and Univision recently highlighted Garza’s race as she is poised to make history as Texas’ first Latina Attorney General when elected this November.
Noticias Telemundo writes, “Garza has already made history by being the first Latina to be nominated for Texas Attorney General. She would break more barriers if she wins in November, as the first Hispanic, first woman and first Democrat elected to state executive office since 1994.”
“Now, polls show Garza is in a tight race with Paxton for a job that has taken on new meaning since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.”
Noticias Telemundo continues, “‘I got into this for my daughter, I have a six-month-old girl. I knew she was pregnant when I decided to go for it. She was nine weeks pregnant when the six-week abortion ban went into effect,’ Garza told NBC News, sister network of Noticias Telemundo, referring to the state ban. ‘I saw it as a sign that I couldn’t ignore… and I felt like I had to step up.’”
Garza also recently announced her statewide “Todos Con Rochelle” tour during Texas’ early voting period. In addition to continuing to gain Spanish media coverage. Last week, she joined Univision, where she spoke directly to voters and made it crystal clear that she would protect abortion access and be the People’s Lawyer when elected.
See Univision Spanish-language interview here.