The Chron puts what I believe are the wraps on its endorsements for 2005 by giving its recommendations in the HISD trustee races, choosing Richard Cantu in HISD1 and challenger Daisy Maura in HISD9. They did the one contested HCC trustee race yesterday, endorsing Richard Schecter for Position 5. I still don't know what happened to City Council District A, not to mention several ballot propositions, but who knows, maybe they're still to come.
Today's profile is on the Mayoral race, in which some interesting numbers get tossed about:
Some political analysts say he could exceed the re-election margin of former Mayor Bob Lanier, who won his second term in 1993 with 90.8 percent of the vote, at the time the highest percentage in nearly 60 years. Lanier, like White, was popular and faced little-known challengers.
"I predict White will break 92 percent," said Dave Walden, who served as chief of staff to Lanier and campaign manager to White's 2003 runoff opponent, Orlando Sanchez. "All the stars are aligned for him."
He noted that Lanier was under constant criticism from then-Controller George Greanias, while White has mostly kept cordial relations with other city officials. "What I didn't expect was White's ability to move things through council as smoothly as he has," Walden said.
Ah, here I've finally found the right index page with all the race profiles and Chron endorsements - note to whoever from the Chron is reading this, it would be nice if the Politics index page had this link. They've written about Props 1, 2, 5, 7, and 9, endorsing all but 2. For the rest, plus City Council A, you're on your own, at least so far.Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 30, 2005 to Election 2005 | TrackBack