August 24, 2004
Sadun turns in signatures

UT math professor Lorenzo Sadun has taken the next step to getting on the ballot for the CD10 Congressional race in November.

At 2 p.m. today, Lorenzo Sadun, professor of mathematics at the University, will deliver the 500 signatures needed to place him on the November ballot as a write-in candidate for the 10th Congressional District of Texas. To celebrate this success, Sadun held a gathering for supporters Monday at his recently acquired campaign office on Cameron Road.

I sure hope he has more than 500 sigs, since as we know from the Nader experience, some of them won't survive scrutiny. On the other hand, I don't expect anyone to seriously challenge his effort to be included.

Before Sadun began his campaign, Republican Michael McCaul was the only contender for the Congressional seat.

Now, Alan Sager, a professor of government at the University and chairman of the Travis County Republican Party, said he thinks the largely rural and suburban demographics of the newly drawn district will be to McCaul's advantage.

"I think it's fine [Sadun] is running," said Sager. "He'll help motivate our own voters."

If that's what you needed, then that's fine by me. I don't know how long it'll take the SecState to certify Sadun, but I'll keep an eye open for the news. Meanwhile, the Sadun for Congress office is having its grand opening tonight from 5-8 PM (8011 Cameron Rd, Suite 102, just north of 183, about half way to Rutherford), so check it out if you're in the neighborhood.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 24, 2004 to Election 2004 | TrackBack

Dr. Ron Paul of Surfside continues to be the only Congressman in the entire state without an opponent from any party... =)

Posted by: Chris Elam on August 24, 2004 5:30 PM

And I don't understand that. According to the RedViewer, among the GOP-majority-drawn districts, only CD02 and CD23 are less Republican than CD14 (61%). You'd think someone would take those odds, but you'd be wrong.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on August 24, 2004 5:46 PM

After the redistricting battles were fought, and DeLay carved the heavy GOP areas of Clear Lake and Friendswood into CD 22, some local GOP St. Rep's called Dr. Paul and apologized for his district strength.

Pop and I do everything we can to keep him in office, as long as he wants to be there. But to not even run an opponent... is our campaign really that intimidating? Or is the Dem. Party in Dist 14 in such disarray?

I like to think its a lot of both. =)

Posted by: Chris Elam on August 24, 2004 9:56 PM