February 13, 2006
HD48 election is tomorrow, and other notes

The HD48 runoff election between Donna Howard and Ben Bentzin is tomorrow. According to the Quorum Report, early voting was heavy compared to the original election:

The vote may not be until Valentine’s Day, but more HD 48 voters are showing early love for their candidates in the upcoming runoff election.

Early voting totals easily outpaced the votes cast ahead of the Jan. 17 special election, with 7,695 votes cast through Friday. The Travis County elections division recorded 4,584 ballots cast during last month’s early voting period.

More remarkably, the early voting period for the runoff ran only five days as opposed to the 11 days of voting prior to the January election.

If you're in Austin and want to join in the Howard campaign's watch party, it'll be at the Waterloo Icehouse, 6203 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. (at the intersection of 360 and 2222), from 7 p.m till all the votes are counted.

One ends and another begins: Early voting for the HD106 special election between Katy Hubener and Kirk England. You folks up in Dallas know what to do.

Via Nate, here's a nice article on Barbara Radnofsky that (as he put it) is actually about Barbara Radnofsky. Whether it's because the Waco Trib believes that hearing what a candidate's opponent's spokesbeing says about that candidate is generaly uninformative or because they just couldn't get anyone from KBH's campaign to talk to them is beside the point. Check it out.

Also good to see: this Sherman Herald-Democrat article on what CD04's Ralph Hall and Glenn Melancon have to say about the Patriot Act and FISA. It's a straight up interview with both candidates, the kind that I wish I actually saw in the local paper once in awhile.

Over $117,000 for Ciro Rodriguez on ActBlue. Ah, those one-day stories.

Finally, Carlos Uresti will be a guest on Agonist Radio tonight, from 7:30 to 8 PM. Tune into AM 550 KTSA or listen to the livestream here.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 13, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack