It's pretty much like this: Being a friend of the Club for Growth is not anything a Democrat should want to be. It's roughly equivalent to MoveOn making an endorsement in a Republican primary. So go support the Democrat who isn't on the Club for Growth's Valentine's card list. And go read Latinos for Texas' interview with Ciro.
Madla said he was addressing supporters at a Jan. 10 fundraiser where Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a Republican, was a featured guest.
The campaign of state Rep. Carlos Uresti, who's challenging Madla for his seat in the March Democratic primary, disseminated the video last week in an e-mailed news release headlined: "What Frank Madla thinks of Democrats ... " It goes on to identify Uresti as "a real Democrat."
"I think it demonstrates the kind of campaign my opponent is waging," Madla said.
He accused Uresti's camp of orchestrating the taping and said the person who recorded the scene lied at the time about why she was at the event.
But Uresti said his campaign had nothing to do with that.
"We didn't send anybody to the fundraiser," he said. "Somebody brought it to us."
Endorsement watch: The DMN weighs in for Chris Bell, while the Star Telegram gives its nod to Barbara Radnofsky. I figure sooner or later the Chron will have to start making its endorsements. There's twenty days to go, and early voting starts next week.
I see that Tom DeLay is attacking primary opponent Tom Campbell. Now why would a guy who expects to cruise to victory in his primary need to do that? Oh, and this is too precious for words:
In a statement, DeLay's campaign said Campbell has received "such little support" in the 22nd District that he's been forced to raise money by "hitting the road," adding, "Yesterday, Campbell was in Utah holding a fund raiser to take money from students at his alma mater, Brigham Young."
"Tom Campbell needs to take a hint – if he's getting more campaign support in Utah, he should consider staying there," Homan said.
For most of his mayoralty, rumors swirled that Spencer was having an affair with his unmarried chief of staff, Kathy Spring, who bore two children during that time. For years, Spencer refused to discuss the relationship or address the possibility of a conflict of interest involving Spring, a City Hall staff member who saw her annual salary increase to $138,000 from $52,000 working for Spencer.
In 2002, after announcing a possible run for Westchester county executive — he was barred from seeking a third mayoral term by his own 1994 term-limits law — Spencer publicly acknowledged that he had fathered Spring's children. After finalizing a divorce from his wife, Eileen, Spencer married Spring, now 43.
"I met her when I was going through matters of the heart with my first wife," he said. "My children ... were conceived in love."
He said his infidelity was "ironically" in the public interest. "I didn't have to make an appointment with my chief of staff to go over everything. That's all we did."