Endorsement watch: Four for four

The Express-News gets on the Keith Hampton bus.

When one of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller’s Republican colleagues said she had made the court a “national laughingstock,” he was being generous.

Keller’s controversial judicial actions are no laughing matter.

And that’s why we urge Texans to cast ballots in the general election for her opponent, Democrat KeithHampton.


Hampton, who has been practicing law since 1989, is board certified in criminal law. The Austin-based lawyer is a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas.

Hampton has handled all phases of death penalty cases and has ample experience in trial and appellate work.

Hampton would a bring a refreshing and much-needed change to the state’s highest criminal court.

Of the five major dailies, the only one that has not endorsed Keith Hampton is the Austin American-Statesman, and that’s because as far as I can tell they have not done any endorsements yet. As I said yesterday, I don’t know how much all this will ultimately help Hampton, but as they say, it can’t hurt.

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One Response to Endorsement watch: Four for four

  1. Keith Hampton says:

    Conservative newspaper Lubbock Avalanche Journal endorses my campaign over Keller.

    “Republican Sharon Keller’s failure to report almost $2 million in personal assets in a sworn statement with the Texas Ethics Commission is a serious breach. Judges should be held to a higher standard of behavior.”

    “Keller has a good body of work during 18 years on the Court of Criminal Appeals, but we give the endorsement nod to her opponent, Austin lawyer Keith Hampton.”

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