January 03, 2008
Initial accounting of who's running

At this point, it's unfortunately impossible to give a full accounting of who's running for what and who doesn't have an opponent. As Burka notes, not every candidate is currently listed on the state parties' web pages - this is because many candidates will have filed with their county parties, so the state party won't have gotten their names yet. BOR gives a partial list of State House candidates who have opponents, which is a good start. I figure we'll know more by the end of the day, but we may not know everything till tomorrow or even Monday. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Here's the Chron story of who filed for what, which for some bizarre, unaccountable reason never mentions the words "Adrian Garcia". It also mentions a little tempest in a teapot:

On the Democratic presidential side, those filing for the primary include U.S. Sens. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd and Barack Obama, former U.S. Sen. John Edwards and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.

But anti-war Democrat Dennis Kucinich apparently will not be on the ballot because the party returned his application after he scratched out a portion of the oath pledging support for the party's presidential nominee if it was not him, said party spokeswoman Amber Moon.

Moon said Kucinich's aides wanted to change the pledge to say the party nominee had to promise not to use war as a tool of foreign policy, but the party staff could not change the oath.

Campaign spokesman Andy Juniewicz said Kucinich filed documents Wednesday in a federal court in Austin to challenge the requirement. He said Willie Nelson is a plaintiff, along with Kucinich.

Sorry, but Dennis Kucinich doesn't get to impose terms on who the rest of us may or may not support. However well-intentioned he may be, the potential for abuse is far too high - imagine if you will what conditions a certain formerly-Democratic Senator from Connecticut might have demanded, for instance. I agree with the TDP's decision in this case.

UPDATE: Todd Hill rounds things up from Tarrant County, while the Statesman has a good accounting of Travis County and its environs.

UPDATE: Fort Bend Now, whose reports of its demise were thankfully exaggerated, updates us on that county.

UPDATE: EOW weighs in on Williamson County, and South Texas Chisme reports from South Texas. The Professors comment on the Rosenthal Resolution.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 03, 2008 to Election 2008

Along with Adrian Garcia missing on the Chron list of filings, I also didn't see the name of Loren Jackson for District Clerk. I've seen Jackson at several gatherings with a petition. Did he decide not to run or is it a Chron error?

Posted by: merci_me on January 3, 2008 1:53 PM

Well, as I sit here checking my list is the Chron list, I also notice they don't show 1st Court of Appeals Place 3 as having Jim Sharp filed, nor Place 5 showing Leslie Taylor filing. So, my notes are askew or the Chron didn't have a complete listing. I Think I'll just give it a day, before I wade through the rest.

Posted by: merci_me on January 3, 2008 2:00 PM

Merci: The Chron missed a bunch of people. I talked to some of them today, and they were not happy about it.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on January 3, 2008 3:11 PM