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Madrigal hugs Majic 104.9 DJ Sylvia Dancer on Wednesday as she wishes him fitness on his debate before Madrigal goes on a air. Madrigal’s past includes runs for mayor of Corpus Christi.

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Madrigal hugs Majic 104.9 DJ Sylvia Dancer on Wednesday as she wishes him fitness on his debate before Madrigal goes on a air. Madrigal’s past includes runs for mayor of Corpus Christi.


Michael Zamora/Caller-TimesRay Madrigal (center) shakes hands with hire manager Carlos Lopez on Wednesday during Vicente Carranza’s radio uncover during a Majic 104.9 station. Madrigal stopped by to speak with hire owner Humberto Lopez. Madrigal is perplexing to win a Democratic assignment for administrator though he faces tough contingency opposite front-runner Wendy Davis who done inhabitant headlines for her position opposite Texas’ termination law.

Photo by Michael Zamora

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Ray Madrigal (center) shakes hands with hire manager Carlos Lopez on Wednesday during Vicente Carranza’s radio uncover during a Majic 104.9 station. Madrigal stopped by to speak with hire owner Humberto Lopez. Madrigal is perplexing to win a Democratic assignment for administrator though he faces tough contingency opposite front-runner Wendy Davis who done inhabitant headlines for her position opposite Texas’ termination law.


Michael Zamora/Caller-TimesRay Madrigal creates his approach into a radio counter Wednesday as he gets prepared to go on a Vicente Carranza uncover during a Majic 104.9 radio station. Madrigal has run for several internal offices unsuccessfully and now he has his eyes set on a top bureau in a state: governor.

Photo by Michael Zamora

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Ray Madrigal creates his approach into a radio counter Wednesday as he gets prepared to go on a Vicente Carranza uncover during a Majic 104.9 radio station. Madrigal has run for several internal offices unsuccessfully and now he has his eyes set on a top bureau in a state: governor.


Michael Zamora/Caller-TimesRay Madrigal (right) talks with La Isla 93.5 DJ Frank Latino on Wednesday before Madrigal goes on Vicente Carranza’s radio uncover on Majic 104.9. Madrigal has run for several internal offices unsuccessfully and now he has his eyes set on a top bureau in a state: governor.

Photo by Michael Zamora

Michael Zamora/Caller-Times
Ray Madrigal (right) talks with La Isla 93.5 DJ Frank Latino on Wednesday before Madrigal goes on Vicente Carranza’s radio uncover on Majic 104.9. Madrigal has run for several internal offices unsuccessfully and now he has his eyes set on a top bureau in a state: governor.


Michael Zamora/Caller-TimesRay Madrigal (left) gets a fist strike from DJ Sylvia Dancer on Wednesday as she wishes him fitness on his debate before Madrigal goes on a atmosphere during a Majic 104.9 radio station. Madrigal has run for several internal offices unsuccessfully and now he has his eyes set on a top bureau in a state: governor.

Photo by Michael Zamora

Michael Zamora/Caller-Times
Ray Madrigal (left) gets a fist strike from DJ Sylvia Dancer on Wednesday as she wishes him fitness on his debate before Madrigal goes on a atmosphere during a Majic 104.9 radio station. Madrigal has run for several internal offices unsuccessfully and now he has his eyes set on a top bureau in a state: governor.


Michael Zamora/Caller-TimesRay Madrigal talks about radio owner Humberto Lopez on Wednesday during Vicente Carranza’s radio uncover during a Majic 104.9 station. Madrigal has run for several internal offices unsuccessfully and now he has his eyes set on a top bureau in a state: governor.

Photo by Michael Zamora

Michael Zamora/Caller-Times
Ray Madrigal talks about radio owner Humberto Lopez on Wednesday during Vicente Carranza’s radio uncover during a Majic 104.9 station. Madrigal has run for several internal offices unsuccessfully and now he has his eyes set on a top bureau in a state: governor.


Michael Zamora/Caller-TimesRay Madrigal creates his approach into a radio counter Wednesday as he gets prepared to go on a Vicente Carranza uncover during Majic 104.9. Madrigal has run for several internal offices unsuccessfully and now he has his eyes set on a top bureau in a state.

Photo by Michael Zamora

Michael Zamora/Caller-Times
Ray Madrigal creates his approach into a radio counter Wednesday as he gets prepared to go on a Vicente Carranza uncover during Majic 104.9. Madrigal has run for several internal offices unsuccessfully and now he has his eyes set on a top bureau in a state.


Madrigal talks about hire owner Humberto Lopez on Wednesday during Carranza’s show. Madrigal says a miss of illustration from Hispanics spurs him to continue seeking inaugurated office.

Photo by Michael Zamora

Madrigal talks about hire owner Humberto Lopez on Wednesday during Carranza’s show. Madrigal says a miss of illustration from Hispanics spurs him to continue seeking inaugurated office.


AUSTIN — Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal couldn’t remember only how many times he had run for office. The decider of a Seadrift Municipal Court in Calhoun County has run for mayor of Corpus Christi, state representative, probity of a assent and Texas land commissioner.

Madrigal, 71, hasn’t won any election, yet. His stream pretension for a 1,400 competition city of Seadrift, about 60 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, comes from an appointment.

Nevertheless, a former maestro photographer and Army maestro is aiming for a new office, and it’s a top in a state: governor. His primary competition on a Democratic sheet is state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth.

A miss of illustration in a Hispanic village is partial of what drives him to run, Madrigal said. “We’re a really outrageous series of Hispanics in Texas. … If we’re good adequate to be voters, we’re good adequate to be candidates.”

Davis is tremendously renouned among Texas Democrats. Her stardom came after she filibustered in a state Senate opposite a argumentative termination law. Madrigal finished third in Corpus Christi’s four-person mayoral competition in 2012 with about 6 percent of a vote. In his bid for land commissioner in a 2002 Democratic primaries, Madrigal mislaid in a competition opposite David Bernsen 38 percent to 62 percent, with 303,000 votes. He pronounced he didn’t win his initial race, a probity of a assent mark in a early 1970s.

Through it all, Madrigal pronounced he doesn’t tire.

“I never get discouraged,” Madrigal said. “It encourages me. we learn something new, to take a step brazen instead of a step backward.”

Madrigal pronounced a clarity of nationalism and polite rights spurs him. Having served in a Army, he pronounced he fought opposite communism.

Madrigal pronounced he accepted Democrats wanting to win a statewide bureau choosing since they haven’t in 20 years, though he pronounced no Hispanic has been a administrator in 177 years.

Hearkening behind to his probity of a assent race, Madrigal pronounced that during initial he approached a Democratic Party and it incited him down. He suspicion as a maestro he would find support but, “the people were not really receptive to a suspicion of a Hispanic using for open office.”

So he assimilated a Raza Unida celebration and perceived some-more than 5 percent of a vote, he said, that “scared a pants off a Democratic Party.”

As to since he has never won an election, Madrigal pronounced a many formidable aspect of politics is lifting money.

“Financing has always been critical,” Madrigal said. “I always hatred seeking for money.”

Even so, he said, “money is not a answer to everything. we competence not have a million or even $1,000, though there are a lot of people who trust there needs to be a change.”

Davis reported lifting $12.2 million in her campaign. Madrigal reported no contributions in his news filed Tuesday, 7 days late.

He pronounced as administrator he would be means to “communicate with a other side of a border” in trade with Mexico, and he would work opposite a stream voter ID laws that need print documentation.

He pronounced he is “not using opposite Wendy Davis. I’m using for administrator of a state of Texas,” though did contend he “sees a small bit of Republican in Wendy Davis,” since of Davis’ work ties to Gov. Rick Perry.

Brian Newby and Davis are partners of a Newby Davis law firm, and Newby had served as Perry’s ubiquitous warn and arch of staff, according to a firm’s website.

Madrigal, meanwhile, pronounced he is entering a competition as a “pro-life” Democrat.

“He is a people’s person,” Ray Yrlas said. “He has friends all over a state and all over Corpus Christi.”

Yrlas, a polite use retiree, pronounced he met Madrigal 45 years ago.

He applauded Madrigal on village activism, such as his campaigning opposite demolishing a Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi.

Joe Adame, former Corpus Christi mayor opposite whom Madrigal ran twice, pronounced his former opponent’s run for administrator doesn’t warn him, though it still rubs him wrong.

“It amazes me how some people have thoughts of removing inaugurated to certain positions when it’s transparent they don’t have a chance,” Adame said. “It’s roughly like being unpleasant to a position.”

Even amid tough odds, Madrigal ruminated about a awaiting of victory.

“Can we suppose Ray Madrigal in a governor’s mansion? we theory it would be like Obama in a White House,” he said. “Nobody suspicion it would happen. But it happened.”

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