Abbott versus Davis: A Real Campaign


It is so refreshing to watch the Abbott and Davis campaigns. Greg Abbott is campaigning vigorously and rising to the challenge of engaging in democracy. For the last several years, Republicans have taken it down a notch for the general election as Democrats have just not been relevant in the State of Texas statewide campaigns. […]

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State Comptroller Hustle – Where are the Women?

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This week, Susan Combs, State Comptroller, announced she will not seek re-election to the post and will not seek any other office.  She is done. This immediately set off a flurry of activity among potential Republican candidates.  Some announced immediately, like Senator Glenn Hegar.  Others are considering running, including the inimitable Tom Craddick, former Speaker […]

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Sine Die!!!! Just Kidding……..

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Just when we thought it was actually over and we could exhale our collective breath, the Governor called the Texas Legislature back into Session. For the first time in several Sessions, the Legislature got along a little better this year.  They worked together to address some of the major issues facing the state like water […]

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Senate 6 Solved

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The voters of Senate 6 have spoken. After a grueling election that spurred extreme negative politics, they came out in greater numbers than anticipated to make their choice. The good news is that more than 18,000 voters cast ballots.  In the first round, only about 15,000 people participated.  While it is not a record turnout, […]

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Immigrating the State of the State


Tuesday, January 29 was a big day in politics.  President Obama presented his plan for immigration changes that will primarily affect America’s Latino population.  Previously, a bi-partisan committee of U.S. Senators also presented a plan. While the details of the plans will be hotly debated over the next few months, it may be that immigration […]

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No Clarity in Senate 6


On Saturday, voters cast their ballots for a new Senator in District 6.  The heavily Latino district had an abysmally low turnout and provided little clarity for weary observers and constituents who lack representation. There were 8 candidates that filed for the position and the Saturday election just allowed the two front-runners to confirm their […]

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Ponderings Potpourri


All hail Friday!  What a week it has been.  We started with the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday and the Inauguration of our President. The President’s speech was a shout out to all those who helped re-elect him as he touched on emotional topics.  Interestingly, he didn’t speak much about guns but that is […]

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2013 = Wild Political Ride

Welcome to 2013!  There will be so much to ponder this year that we tremor with excitement just thinking about it all. First up will be the Special Election in Senate District 6.  I don’t know about you but I have seen numerous commercials for Carol Alvarado and Sylvia Garcia throughout the holidays.  We’ll be […]

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