A Harris County Civil Court Judge ruled the man Democrats wanted kicked out of the race can stay. It was just last month when members of the Texas and Harris County Democratic moved to dump one of their own.
Party Chairman Lane Lewis said it was time Lloyd Oliver was taken off the ballot as their candidate for Harris County District Attorney.
Attorneys representing Lewis said Oliver violated party rules by making positive public statements about incumbent Republican D.A. Pat Lykos.
Lykos lost in the primary race.
Oliver said in published reports if he were a Republican he would support Lykos.
Party bosses say that was reason enough to get him off their rolls even after Oliver won the Democratic primary.
Oliver fired back by filing a lawsuit to get his name back on the ballot as the Democrat seeking the D.A.’s office.
Judge Bill Burke ruled in Oliver’s favor – giving him the thumbs up Wednesday morning to continue his bid for District Attorney.
There’s no word if Democrats will appeal the judge’s ruling.
Oliver faces Republican Mike Anderson in November.