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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Lupe Valdez, who just this week secured the Democratic nomination for Texas governor, owes more than $12,000 in property taxes, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.

On Tuesday night, Lupe Valdez became the first openly gay and the first Latina candidate to win a major party nomination for Texas governor.

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Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez has won the Democratic nomination for governor. A back-and-forth race early against Houston businessman Andrew White finally broke late for Valdez.

Robin Jerstad/Marjorie Kamys Cotera via Texas Tribune

The final two candidates running for the Democratic nomination for governor met Friday night in their first and only debate before the May 22 runoff election.

Robin Jerstad/Marjorie Kamys Cotera via Texas Tribune

Lupe Valdez and Andrew White will advance to a runoff in the Democratic primary for governor.

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