Locke's multi-ethnic audience and endorsers were a refutation of an ethnic appeal made this week by campaign opponent Roy Morales, the county education board trustee who has lost two council races.
Pointing out that the Houston mayor's race is non-partisan, Morales, a Hispanic Republican, said on Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani's radio show,
I don't have an R next to my name, I don't have a D next to name. I have an H next to my name.
To which [Gracie] Saenz, [Victor] Trevino and others might say, "So what?"
I assume the 'H' next to Roy Morales' name stands for "Hopeless."