Time To Talk Houston – Mayor’s Race – The “Announced” Candidates

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On Monday, we laid out our initial thoughts and historical patterns on the Houston Mayor’s race for 2015. Today, we’ll look at those candidates that have given an indication they are seriously considering a run for the office or have already announced. The “announced” or “expected” candidates include Chris Bell, Steve Costello, Oliver Pennington and […]

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2014 – A Very Political Year

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Ponderings is back for a very exciting and politically intriguing 2014.  Of course, we have upcoming statewide elections for U.S. Senator, Governor, Lt. Governor and many other offices.   The new Houston City Council is being sworn in today with 6 new Members that will change the politics of that entity. Statewide Elections promise to […]

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Mayoral Forums – Final Thoughts

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Last week, I took in a Mayoral debate and a Mayoral candidate forum.  Between the two, I was able to see the full slate of contenders for Mayor. The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum on Thursday and Houston Public Media (KUHT and KUHF) hosted a debate on Monday evening in conjunction […]

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Mayoral Debate Post Mortem

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On Tuesday night, Houston Public Media and the League of Women Voters hosted the only televised Mayoral debate of the campaign season. They invited all of the candidates to participate and 8 of them agreed to join in the conversation.  Debates with 8 candidates can be a bit tedious but some of them offered comic […]

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