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Another San Antonio Democrat Considering Statewide Office


This time it's state Sen. Carlos Uresti, who said he is mulling a run for the attorney general's office in 2014 and considers himself a perfect fit for the job.

"With my experience as an attorney of 20 years, my experience as a legislator of 16 years -- including my experience as officer in the Marine Corps -- I think gives me some of the skills to fill that position," he said.

Uresti said Republicans have done a great job convincing the Democratic Party that Texas will always be a red state, but he doesn’t believe it will take ten years to turn Texas into a Democratic State.

"We have to quit drinking the Kool-Aid, so to speak, and realize it’s ours to take," he said.

Uresti said the attorney general’s office should not be a partisan office that only concerns itself with legal battles with the federal government. 

Uresti said his decision doesn’t hinge on whether or not state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth decides to run for governor and he will make a decision and announce his plans in early November. 

If he runs, Uresti said one top of his top priorities as attorney general would be to go after "dead-beat" parents who don’t pay their child support.

"We have case workers that are overwhelmed with caseloads," he said.