Two white guys on the democratic ticket is not something that could happen. I don't often make such self-assured predictions. But I'll make an exception here. If it turns out I'm wrong in the future I'll be happy to eat the crow. But I'm not that worried.
For living in Houston for so long. I was there briefly----like, for one weekend plus a day or two-----in the summer, some three decades ago, and I was MISERABLE. Don't think I ever stopped sweating the whole time I was there. I think I was sweating when I took a shower.
I have lived in Houston for most of my 67 years. I love it! It does get hot, but you get used to it. lol One good thing is our winters are mild. I've spent many Christmas days in shorts and a tee shirt. The only thing that might make me leave Houston is the hurricanes, but so far so good. If I leave Texas I would move to Colorado.