Get on the bus for Bell

Are you in Austin wishing you could be in Houston to help Chris Bell?, Well, your wish has come true.

The Travis County Democratic Party and Education Austin are proud to help Congressman Chris Bell by providing a blockwalking bus from Austin to Houston this Saturday December 13.

The free Bus trip leaves at 6:15am at AFL-CIO at 11th and Lavaca this Saturday December 13. Breakfast, coffee and a movie will be provided on the bus. Once in Chris Bell’s district outside of Houston, we will meet with Congressman Bell and then blockwalk his district. We’ll return to Austin by 7pm, enjoying dinner on the way back. Chris Bell’s victory in the Texas Senate will help our fight for issues that matter to us–public schools, choice, clean air and clean water, and even the simple right to vote in Texas.

Call 477-7500 to reserve your spot on the bus today. Or click here to give us your phone and email and we’ll follow up with you.

We promise, the weather here will be much better than what you’re seeing in Austin today. No sleet or snow!

Meanwhile, here’s an update on the money race:

TLR founder Richard Weekley and brother David Weekley each gave Huffman, a former judge, at least $100,000, as did Houston Texans owner Bob McNair. TLR supporter Bob Perry, of Perry Homes, and his wife, Doylene, gave Huffman a total of $125,000.

Bell, a lawyer-lobbyist, has received at least $260,000 from Texans For Insurance Reform, which largely is funded by plaintiffs’ lawyers who oppose tort reform. Bell also recently got $100,000 from lawyer Mikal Watts.

Democratic U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, Gene Green, Al Green, Nick Lampson and Ciro Rodriguez each moved $4,000 or more to Bell’s campaign treasury from theirs.

Both candidates are on the air, but as Huffman has more money, she can do more of that. Your effort is at least as important as your dollars, but your dollars sure do help, too.

In case you missed it, here’s the transcript from that live chat the Chron did with Bell and Huffman yesterday. Kudos to them for doing this, it’s a great idea. May we see more of it next year for the Houston municipal elections.

Finally, here’s a little holiday-themed message for the runoff:

Early voting has two more days to go, with hours extended from 7 to 7. If you haven’t voted yet, please make sure you do so. Thanks very much.

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