March 24, 2006
You sure about that endorsement?

Via Greg, I see that State Rep. Al Edwards is claiming to have the endorsement of Texas Democratic Party Chair Charles Soechting for the April 11 runoff. While it's not unheard of for a state party chair to get involved in a primary - for excellent reasons, Soechting has endorsed Barbara Radnofsky, while on the other side of the aisle, RPT Chair Tina Benkiser endorsed Kent Grusendorf in his losing primary battle - I at least would be a little surprised to see Soechting put down a marker here, given Edwards' fealty to House Speaker Tom Craddick. I understand that inquiries have been made about this and a response is supposed to be forthcoming; when it is, I'll pass it along. Stay tuned.

(Just so we're all clear, Greg is doing work for Borris Miles. Don't think that makes any difference here, but just so you know.)

UPDATE: Turns out the endorsement is legit. I stand corrected, and as noted, a little surprised.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 24, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack

it is confirmed that the former state chair endorsed edwards. was confirmed today at st james place where barbara gave her press conference. there will be a release on this shortly.

Posted by: israelite007 on March 24, 2006 7:26 PM

I would be surprised if a party chair DIDN'T endorse a long-time DNC member.

Posted by: jim on March 25, 2006 12:05 AM