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DWI Dude Running For Texas Top Cop To Legalize Pot

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The race for Texas attorney general already has it’s oddities: The Democrats are fielding a candidate named Sam Houston and the Republican candidate, state Sen. Ken Paxton, has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and more criminal charges could be coming.

Enter the Libertarian in the race, attorney Jamie Balagia, who is also known as the "DWI Dude," a moniker he acquired for his stalwart defense against DWI and drug charges. His website is dwidude.com

Balagia is calling his candidacy a "reeferendum" because he says a vote for him is a vote to legalize pot in Texas.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi