CNA Staff, Jul 15, 2020 / 10:00 am
A pro-life Texas state senator won his Democratic primary race on Tuesday, after being the target of aggressive negative campaigning - including ethnic slurs from pro-abortion groups.
Sen. Eddie Lucio (D) of Texas' 27th district won his primary runoff against Sara Stapleton-Barrera on Tuesday, receiving 53.6% of the vote to Barrera's 46.4%.
Lucio, of Mexican descent, has served in the Texas state senate since 1991. He has voted for legislation to ban dismemberment abortions, to bar taxpayer funding of abortion, and to improve Texas abortion reporting.
During his 2020 campaign, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC and the pro-abortion Texas Freedom Network referred to him as "Sucio Lucio" in direct mail campaigns and online, literally meaning "dirty Lucio." The term "sucio" has historically been used as an anti-Mexican slur.