Texas state representative D.F. “Rick” Miller archly dismissed his two Republican Party primary opponents for challenging him, claiming the only reason they are running is because they are “Asian”: “That’s kind of racist in my mind. But anyway, that’s not necessary, at least not yet.”
Miller, a 74-year-old white man, represents Fort Bend County in the Houston suburbs, which has large African-American and Asian-American communities that are projected to be nearly half of the county’s population by 2022. Miller, who is running to keep his seat in the Texas House, has not faced a primary foe since 2012.