August 09, 2006
What's next in CD22?

I think I've pretty much beaten the subject of write-in candidacy to death in these two posts over at Kuff's World. And not a moment too soon, too, since this has now hit the news.

Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace will be a write-in candidate for the the seat House Majority Leader Tom DeLay abandoned, according to a member of Wallace's campaign team.

Wallace made the decision after DeLay announced Tuesday that he would withdraw his name from the November ballot, leaving the Republican slot blank and opening up the race to a GOP write-in candidate.

Game on, y'all. Your move, Shelley.

UPDATE: KTRH is reporting that Shelley is in, too.

Houston City Council Member Shelley Sekula-Gibbs and Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace are both expected to file with the Texas Secretary of State's office for a write-in candidacy, which means their names would appear at polling locations for congressional district 22, but not on the electronic ballot screen. Voters supporting those two candidates on November 7 will have to highlight "write-in" on the E-Slate ballot, then spell out the letters of their selected candidate's name.

"Write-in campaigns are tough, there's no question about it," said Sekula-Gibbs, "But I have the committment and passion to make it work."

Party unity. You gotta love it.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 09, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack

heh. heh.

Posted by: Richard Morrison on August 9, 2006 4:43 PM

I feel like I've been trapped in a dream for two weeks. There's surrealism, and then there's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot surrealism...

Posted by: Mark B on August 9, 2006 10:05 PM

I've got just four words...

Jon Matthews for Congress!!

Posted by: ascap_scab on August 9, 2006 11:27 PM