From the San Antonio Express-News:
Sadler, 57, served six terms in the Texas House, from 1991 to 2003. During that time, he distinguished himself as an effective leader who worked across party lines — most notably with then-Gov. George W. Bush on educational initiatives.
As chairman of the House Public Education Committee for a decade, Sadler played a key role in rewriting the Texas Education Code and reforming the school finance system. He has a tempered, business-like approach to policy that served Texas well in the Legislature and would do so again in the Senate.
Sadler’s opponents are Addie Dainell Allen, a Beaumont resident who has worked for city, county, state and federal governments in Texas, Sean Hubbard, a populist candidate making his first run for public office, and Grady Yarbrough, a retired teacher from San Antonio. None of them possess anything close to Sadler’s depth of experience.
Sadler is up to speed on a broad range of domestic and foreign policy subjects. He is the only Democrat who will be able to go toe to toe in a contest with a well-funded Republican opponent.
Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1988. If the party has any hope of making the race to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison competitive, it needs a credible candidate like Sadler in November.