September 19, 2007
Democracy For Texas announces Senate endorsement poll

Action alert time.

DFT Announces Senate Endorsement Poll

John Cornyn has been on the wrong side of countless issues that are critical to Texans in general and DFT supporters in particular. Beyond that, well, he's just an embarrassment. But we're not telling you something you didn't already know, right?

Democracy for Texas has never endorsed a candidate for public office. But this race is too important to the future of our state and our country not to put all of our resources behind the candidate we feel best represents our "socially progressive, fiscally responsible" philosophy.

Two candidates - State Representative Rick Noriega and Mikal Watts - are running to be the Democratic nominee to oppose Cornyn. Which one should get DFT's support?


Both candidates submitted answers to a DFT Issues Questionnaire, linked below.

Rick Noriega's Issues Questionnaire Response

Mikal Watts's Issues Questionnaire Response

I think you know who I voted for and who I hope you will vote for. But even if I'd had the tiniest sliver of doubt, it would have been erased by the answer to the penultimate question:

What blogs do you read on a regular basis?

The way I read blogs, is that my wife and I usually read off our lap top or will read the computer on the kitchen table and it's tuned to Off the Kuff. Then we go to our favorite local, state, and federal sites. I mostly read state blogs because of their reporting dealing with the legislative session and Legislature. The same is true of my wife, Melissa, and her attention to city government.

What can I say? Among his many other fine qualities, Rick Noriega just has good taste. Now please go vote while you can. I'm not sure when the deadline is, so let's just say the sooner the better. Thanks.

UPDATE: Having now voted, I can tell you that the poll closes Saturday Sept. 22 at midnight CST. So don't delay, vote now.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 19, 2007 to Election 2008