AUSTIN, Texas - Former Army Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez is
running for the U.S. Senate and says he can be a voice for the
country's poor and middle class.
Sanchez is running as a Democrat for seat being vacated by
Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. He spoke Tuesday in an Austin at an event promoting education and scholarships for Hispanics.
Sanchez grew up poor in the Rio Grande Valley and rose through
the ranks to become the commander of coalition forces in Iraq. He
retired from the military in 2006.
As someone who grew up in poverty, Sanchez says he understands
the daily economic and social pressures facing the poor every day.