2014 Texas Political Battle

2014 – A Very Political Year

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 … Continue Reading →


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State Comptroller Hustle – Where are the Women?

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 … Continue Reading →


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The GOP and George P….

The Republican Party has been evaluating their message and overall approach since they lost the general election for President in 2012.  Republicans went into that election with high expectations that they could defeat the incumbent and secure the White House.  Most pundits agreed.  At that time, President Obama’s ratings were … Continue Reading →


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Senate 6 Solved

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 … Continue Reading →


Senate 6 Run-off Date

There is hope yet that the constituents of Senate District 6 may have some representation in Austin before the end of the Legislative Session.  The Governor FINALLY called the run-off election date for Saturday, March 2. Meanwhile, Garcia and Alvarado have been slugging it out in the East End.  It … Continue Reading →


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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, … Continue Reading →


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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 … Continue Reading →


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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 … Continue Reading →


Senate 6 Endorsement Game

The field of candidates for the Special Election in Senate District 6 has rounded out to 8 people.  The most well-funded candidates remain former County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia and State Representative Carol Alvarado. These two began campaigning as soon as it was appropriate to do so and both have television … Continue Reading →


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 … Continue Reading →