March 20, 2006
Party Chair update

Two candidates for Chair of the Texas Democratic Party have responded so far to South Texas Chisme's questionnaire. Glen Maxey was the first to answer - his responses here. Later on Sunday, Charlie Urbina-Jones sent in his answers, which you can read here. I consider such responsiveness to be a good sign.

Bride of Acheron will support whoever does the most to make sure Barbara Radnofsky wins the runoff on April 11 against Gene Kelly. She also sensibly points out that not having a real candidate at the top of the ticket could have a bad effect on downballot races, especially at the countywide level. I hope that all members of the Run and Hide bridage will keep that in mind.

Speaking of Radnofsky, she has another guest post at Capitol Annex, with a report from the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) meeting, where she was unanimously endorsed by all SDEC representatives. That's good to hear. We also have this report from Bexar County Precinct Chair John McConnell, which gives some other good news and some not so good news from the meeting.

UPDATE: Via Jeb in the comments, Boyd Richie's comments are here.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 20, 2006 to Show Business for Ugly People | TrackBack

I wish I could say I am stunned to read the account of the SDEC meeting, but I am not really. The only way to change that is to find agressive candidates intent on changing the course to run against the current SDEC members. Of the two that cover my area, only one actually does any work. Unfortunately, like any political position, name recognition gets the same ones elected again and again. I would love to see folks rise up at their county and senatorial district conventions and jump in to run against the ones in their areas. Otherwise, how are we fixing anything?

Posted by: Michelle Harris on March 20, 2006 6:56 AM

I saw Radnofsky at the Houston Black Dems meeting yesterday; she mentioned that she has committed to a $250,000 direct-mail campaign that will come out next week and circle the state thrice-over.

Posted by: Ryan Goodland on March 20, 2006 8:50 AM

Boyd-Richie's comments are at

Posted by: Jeb on March 21, 2006 12:41 PM