It's primary day in the Lone Star State, and Texas Democrats are praying that Kesha Rogers, an African-American candidate, will fail in her bid to win the U.S. Senate nod. Rogers has called for President Obama's impeachment and drawn Hitler mustaches on posters of him. She's also a follower of the presidential fringe candidate and conspiracy theorist Lyndon LaRouche.
She says she put the Hitler mustache on Obama "because his health care legislation values money over peoples' lives, which is explicitly a crime Nazi doctors were found guilty of during their trials at Nuremberg, in addition to more well known horrors."
Rogers, who previously unsuccessfully ran for Congress, also accused the president of "shutting down the constellation" after she filed her bid, "effectively shutting down our domestic human space flight program."
The candidate is vastly underfunded compared to her opponents, but a recent UT/Texas Tribune poll shows her leading her opponents with 35 percent support of support among likely voters, compared to 27 percent for David Alameel, 15 percent for Maxey Scherr, 14 percent for Harry Kim and 9 percent for Michael Fjetland.
Because none of the candidates garnered 50 percent, part of the concern is that while Rogers would likely not prevail in the general election, she could advance to a runoff in May, which would be an embarrassment for Democrats.
“The party is working very hard to make sure she’s not the nominee,” said former Rep. Martin Frost on MSNBC's Daily Rundown Monday.
That includes sending out anti-Rogers material and information all over the state, Texas Democratic Party spokesman Manny Garcia told The Hill newspaper.
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