I received an email today from the Kim Ogg for Harris County District Attorney campaign, stating that there would be a campaign announcement tomorrow (September 25th) at 10:00 a.m. across from the CJC.
This is not surprising news, since she pretty much confirmed that she was going to run again immediately after she lost the election for the unexpired term in 2014.
As I stated when she ran last time, Kim is a qualified candidate. I was disappointed with some of her antics during her 2014 campaign, and I hope there will be more of a discussion of actual issues this time around.
It is worth noting that Kim had a closer margin in her race than most other Harris County Democratic candidates did in 2014. She is definitely someone that Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson will need to take seriously on the campaign trail. However, Devon will now be viewed as a solid incumbent with several years under her belt by November of next year.
As usual, my amateur political analysis is that this race will be decided by who the Republican and Democratic candidates for President are. I don't see Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden inspiring Democratic voters to flock to the polls like they did for Obama in 2008. That being said, if Donald Trump ends up as the Republican candidate, I could absolutely see the Latino community being very motivated to get out and vote against him. I think the Latino voting bloc is the most influential segment of voters in Harris County right now.
As always, the presidential election years are always so much more interesting than the gubernatorial ones.