July 26, 2007
Capitol Annex interviews Joe Jaworski
Vince gives us a three-part interview with Senate District 11 candidate (and strong fundraiser) Joe Jaworski. This race represents a not-too-common opportunity for a pickup in the Senate, which would give the Democrats a little breathing room.
Part I: Joe Jaworski: A 12th Man For The Texas Senate
Part II: SD 11: Joe Jaworski On Clean Air, Energy
Part III: SD 11's Joe Jaworski: Fund Raising, The District, And More
Check them all out.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 26, 2007 to Election 2008
I read the intervierw andf these numbers are 'fantasy.'
Don Willett won this district by 13 points - DOn Willett!?!
I admire Republicans for acknowledging the numbers in minority districts that are overwhelmingly Democratic - they don;t spend time resources and other money to win campaigns in districts where they will get their brains pounded into the ground.
I don't know why that can't be acknowledged here.
This district is 60-65% Republican in a presidential year. It was drawn to elect a Republican and it does.
But we are going to go through these maccinations and the "I think I can, I think I can" crowd will blog for a year and then Jaworski will lose.
So do what you're going to do, but remember this post.
This district will not elect a Liberal Democratic Trial Lawyer. Period. It is simply too Republican, even if George Bush has Hitler's poll niumbers.
Whatever you say, Aaron. We'll just all fold up our tents and go home now. Anyplace else you don't want to bother competing in because we can never win?
..and I think the word he was looking for was "machinations".
I always love it when syncophants confidently predict the outcome of an election before a single vote is cast.
This district is 60-65% Republican in a presidential year. It was drawn to elect a Republican and it does. But we are going to go through these maccinations and the "I think I can, I think I can" crowd will blog for a year and then Jaworski will lose. So do what you're going to do, but remember this post.
You're probably right that SD-11 is out of reach. However, similar things were said about CD-22 in 2004. Democrats may not win this one in 2008, but it always helps to build infrastructure for later elections, and if there's a scandal, then it's freebee.
FYI River Oaks is now Represented by a Democrat in the State Legislature . . . GO JOE!!!
This always happens: you point out reality and people pout.
The point of my original post was to encourage people to get involved in races and districts that are winnable. SD 11 is not winnable.
And CD 22 was only captured becasuse there wasn't a Republican candidate on the ballot. So let's have a reality check here on that as well.
People like Ellen Cohen will face really tough battles in 2008. Frankly, she cast some stupid votes that will come back to haunt her.
That's a race worth getting involved in. It would be tragic to lose the gains of '06 because too much effort is placed on winning races that can't be won.