Really, Houston Chronicle? No endorsements today? Let's review the bidding so far, and see which offices have and have not had a recommendation from the Chron:
1. President and Vice President - Done
2. US Senate - No endorsement yet.
3. US House - Endorsement in CD22, none yet in CDs 07, 10, 18, or 29 (CDs 02 and 09 are uncontested).
4. Railroad Commissioner - No endorsement yet.
5. State Supreme Court - Done.
6. Court of Criminal Appeals - Done.
7. 1st and 14th District Courts of Appeals - No endorsement yet for any of the six benches.
8. State Senate - Done for SD11, not yet for SDs 06 or 17 (SD04 is uncontested).
9. State Board of Education, District 7 - Done.
10. State House - Done for HDs 126, 127, 129, 134, 135, 138, 141, 143, 144, 145, 148, 149, 150. Not done for HD133. The rest are uncontested, at least by a major party.
11. County Judge - No endorsement yet.
12. District Attorney - Done.
13. Sheriff - No endorsement yet.
14. Tax Assessor - No endorsement yet.
15. County Attorney - Done.
16. District Clerk - No endorsement yet.
17. Harris County Department of Education trustees - No endorsement yet for either position.
18. Harris County District, Criminal, Family, and Probate Courts - No endorsement yet for any of these 27 benches.
19. Harris County Commissioner - No endorsement yet for Precinct 3 (Precinct 1 is Dem versus Lib).
20. Justice of the Peace - No endorsement yet for any of Precincts 1, 5, or 8 in Place 1 (other JP precincts are uncontested).
21. Constable - No endorsement yet for any of Precincts 1, 2, 3, or 5 (other Constable precincts are uncontested).
So that's 23 offices done, and 36 to go, using my generous-to-them count of only considering Dem-versus-GOP races. If we just consider categories of races, there are 14 of them, and we are exactly two weeks out from Election Day. I think you can do the math there. And yet today they rest. You'd think this year of all years, they'd want to work a little harder to get these all or at least mostly done in a timely fashion, but as with the primaries, that doesn't appear to be the case.
On a side note, still no Presidential endorsement from the Star-Telegram or El Paso Times. Burka and Evan Smith are keeping track of Texas newspaper endorsements, which included a few small papers for McCain yesterday. And finally, TexBlog PAC candidate Diana Maldonado picked up another endorsement for HD52.Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 21, 2008 to Election 2008