Matthew Dowd, adviser to Republican George W. Bush in his two presidential campaigns, has announced for the 2022 Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, an office held since 2015 by Republican Dan Patrick.

If you’re unfamiliar with Dowd, that won’t last long.  A Democratic political operative in the 1980s and 1990s, he switched to the Republicans in 1999, and then somewhere in between.

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Democrats standing up for Democracy? I leave it at that.

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