Endorsement watch: Carol and Borris

This is another easy call.

Sen, Carol Alvarado

When Carol Alvarado was elected to represent state Senate District 6 in a special election in 2018, she already had an impressive record under her belt.

After serving on Houston City Council and as the city’s mayor pro tem, she was elected in 2008 to the Texas House of Representatives to represent District 145. She was appointed chair of the Urban Affairs Committee and worked with Republican colleagues to get bills passed, including a 2015 grand jury reform bill that became law.

In her freshman term as a state senator, Alvarado has continued that run.

She co-sponsored 32 bills, 29 of which became law. The legislation ranged from a bill requiring insurance companies to cover diagnostic mammograms to one that gives every student the option of having an ECG heart screening as part of his or her athletic physical exam.


Alvarado, 52, whose opponent in the race is Libertarian Timothy Duffield, told the editorial board Medicaid expansion will be her top goal in the 2021 Legislature.

That’s an especially worthy goal during the current economic downturn as thousands lose employer-sponsored insurance. We strongly recommend Alvarado for State Senate District 6.

I think in a year where there are a lot of races to endorse in, it’s all right to skip the ones like this where there’s no major party opponent. But even if you do that, Sen. Alvarado would be an obvious choice. She’s done everything you’d want her to do as your Senator.

This one is a bit more nuanced.

Sen. Borris Miles

Outside the Legislature, state Sen. Borris Miles can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble.

The list of scandals include his indictment (and acquittal) over charges of deadly conduct after he allegedly pulled a gun and threatened the host of a holiday party in 2007, his threatening to “beat up” a plainclothes DPS trooper who was protecting Attorney General Ken Paxton in 2015, reports by the Chronicle in 2016 that he repeatedly failed to disclose his business interests in three companies as state law requires, and a 2017 Daily Beast piece that detailed sexual harassment accusations.

His constituents, first in House District 146 and now in Senate District 13, have found none of these allegations disqualifying, sending Miles back to Austin year after year. They have been rewarded with a solid Democratic lawmaker who represents the interests of a region that cuts across Harris County and includes neighborhoods such as Sunnyside, East End, Greater Fifth Ward and International District.


His opponent, Republican Milinda Morris, is a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist and U.S. Air Force veteran. She opposes abortion rights, and supports unrestricted gun carry and school vouchers. In recommending her in the GOP primary last March, we praised her support for public health and openness to expanding Medicaid.

Based on his troubling pattern of behavior, we believe voters can do better than Miles and have twice endorsed his primary opponents. But in this race, his track record in the Legislature and the fact that his positions are far more in sync with his district than his opponent’s make him the best choice on Election Day.

For what it’s worth, the most recent allegation the Chron cites is from 2017, so perhaps Sen. Miles has been keeping himself out of trouble lately. But maybe it’s just not making the news right now.

One could draw a parallel, in terms of unbecoming behavior, from Sen. Miles to Rep. Briscoe Cain, whom the Chron declined to endorse. Cain is also in sync with his district, as I noted. I would argue that Sen. Miles has an actual record of accomplishment, in the House as well as the Senate, while Rep. Cain is basically a whoopie cushion with a Twitter account (when it hasn’t been suspended for making threats, anyway). Again, though, one might claim that he’s just doing what the people in his district voted for him to do. If one is sympathetic to Rep. Cain’s viewpoint, I can understand how one might conclude that the main difference is that the Chron mostly agrees with Sen. Miles on the issues, and as that is the case that’s why the Chron is mostly endorsing Democrats (these days, anyway). I doubt I could persuade you otherwise.

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17 Responses to Endorsement watch: Carol and Borris

  1. Bill Daniels says:

    Borris has been implicated in a ballot harvesting scheme:

    “Based on interviews, review of documents, and other information, Aguirre identified three individuals, including a state senator and the Harris County Commissioner, who are working with Jones on the ballot harvesting operation: “District 13 Texas State Senator Borris Miles, who is the handler of Mr. Jones, political consultant Gerald Womack, and Precinct 1 Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis.” Aguire added: “One of the companies these individuals are using as a front for this operation is AB Canvassing, although there are others that have been identified that we are investigating.”


    Maybe they keep the ballots stored with Rodney Ellis’ African art collection?

  2. Brad says:


    So are you going to round up your good friends the Proud Boys and “stand by” to go get these ballots?

    Seems like a good fit for you and the white supremacist enablers of your cult leader Trump since conspiracy theories are right up your alley. These ballots might be in the basement of the Comet Ping Pong, better search there too.

    Pretty easy to link to bogus websites. Your ‘news’ website says Trump is surging with Hispanic and Black voters. Does that ring journalistically sound to anyone remotely familiar with how racist Trump has been and is?

  3. Bill Daniels says:


    Do you ever get tired of looking stupid? I guess not. Maybe you have some kind of humiliation fetish? That fits with the self loathing you feel for being white.

    Here’s the leader of the ‘Proud Boys’ in a CNN interview. He’s a black Cuban. LOL!


    Does your wife’s boyfriend make you type out stupid shit just so they can laugh at your humiliation? Seems likely.

  4. Jules says:

    Will you shut up, man

  5. Manny says:

    Bill like the orange buffoon that you follow, you are whiny piece of manure. I have no idea what anyone that posts in this forum does at the privacy of their home. What are you Bill a peeping tom? A pervert? A pedophile? Probably no decent woman would live with you is that why your thoughts always on sex?

    Trump is a fascist. Bill Daniels is a fascist.

    Trump is a racist. Bill Daniels is a racist.

    As prove the following from Bill Daniels;

    “give orders for the soldiers to shoot to kill any person entering the kill zone from the Mexican side, period. Women? Children? Old people? Military age males? Waste anyone that crosses from Mexico into the US. Back that up with predator drones . and perhaps an A-10 every 3 or 4 hundred miles, for close air support for larger groups, and you’ve secured the border, with no fences.”


    “Trump is all the things they are not; he’s a fighter, he’s unashamedly pro-America, and they hate that. The current insurrection by the left perfectly exemplifies this. After 4 years of unrelenting attacks on Trump, we are now at the race war/open Marxist destroy America’s cultural institutions, it’s culture, and it’s way of life part of the program, and lookie who is meekly accepting all of that. Shameful.
    Trump and a few allies in Congress are all that is standing against rioters destroying our culture and heritage. Trump’s speech, his program at Mt. Rushmore was inspirational. It is his…..no….it’s OUR line in the sand.”

    I agree with Ross who had the following about you on Big Jolly, I would add that you fall in the same category;

    “Bill, how do you square your undying love for Trump with the fact that he is a liar, stupid beyond belief, treats women merely as a place to put his penis, is destroying the country, is destroying alliances built over 70 plus years, cheats suppliers to his businesses, tries to destroy the post office for personal gain, and is a narcissistic bully? Are you just blind? Trump is by far the worst President in my lifetime, which I thought Jimmy Carter had locked up forever.
    Trump has done nothing to make this country stronger. Everything he has done is intended to make him and his family richer, regardless of who gets hurt. And that’s ignoring his utter failure on Covid. The man is a stupid menace with no redeeming qualities.

  6. Manny says:

    What does Bill Daniels normally agree with, from a recent post in big jolly, which was titled “Ditch the Bitch and go back home”

    “It is also obvious that Meghan wears the pants in your family because otherwise you would not have used your dog whistle to mock our president. You used to be a real man who other men looked up to. Now you’re seen as nothing more than a milquetoast.
    Sadly, you went from a hero in 2008, when you served on the front lines in Afghanistan, to a henpecked husband now. You have been turned into a puppet whose strings are being pulled by a domineering bitch.
    And your press is nearly as bad as the daily attacks against the President by the Trump-hating media. The only good press you get is in the US, but only when you bad-mouth President Trump.
    Your fame-hungry wife is achieving her goal. There is even talk about her being a future presidential candidate. Horrors!!
    Harry, I’m sure you are having great sex and getting mind-blowing blow jobs, but when all is said and done, your marriage will eventually head for the rocks. And it will most likely be a bitter and contentious divorce involving the custody of your wonderful son Archie. But when it’s all over, you’ll be rid of the domineering bitch.”

    Bill Daniel replied; “LOL! While I would agree with most that this isn’t the typical BJP subject matter, surprise, surprise, surprise…..I pretty much agree with Howie. While I don’t give a crap about royalty or Hollywood celebrity, I can recognize a guy who is desperately trying to get along by adopting his wife’s politics. Howie’s right….it won’t ever be enough, no woman will respect that weakness, and she’ll eventually leave him when she thinks she can maximize her payout. And he will deserve what he gets for choosing poorly.”


  7. brad says:

    Bill is scared beyond belief in his suburban home clutching his pearls that the election will be “stolen” by voters voting for candidates that do not support white supremacy.

    I read Bill’s words and hear Trump’s desperate voice from his debate.

  8. C.L. says:

    #Don’tFeedTheTroll. Words to live by.

  9. C.L. says:

    Manny, I’ve been trying to convince you not to engage him for a while now ! In the end, nothing good comes from it.

  10. Manny says:

    Based on what I have read, ignoring trolls does not get them to stop, they get worse.

  11. Bill Daniels says:

    Hey Manny,

    Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who organized the Charlottesville protest, is endorsing a full slate of Democrats this year, including Biden. Why? Partially because of his support for abortion. He knows the abortion clinics primarily kill non white babies, and he wants to keep those operations running full tilt, without interruption.


    “Spencer explained how abortion advances white nationalist goals, stating, “The people who are having abortions are generally very often black or Hispanic or from very poor circumstances.”

    It’s true that the vast majority of Planned Parenthood clinics, the leading abortion provider in the U.S., are in minority neighborhoods. According to the CDC’s Abortion Surveillance report, black women make up 34 percent of all abortions in the United States, though they are only 13.4 percent of the U.S. population. The Charlotte Lozier Institute in New York City reported that black women in New York City have more abortions than live births. This is not too surprising considering the Planned Parenthood’s original goal of targeting the offspring of the poor, of minorities, and babies who are physically or mentally challenged.”

    Congrats, y’all! You’ve got the white supremacist vote locked up!

  12. C.L. says:

    Sounds like the babies referred to above aren’t the only entity that could be mentally challenged.

  13. Bill Daniels says:

    Finally I agree with C.L.

    It’s really strange. Leftists are adamant about being able to kill off future generations of leftists, while conservatives, who BENEFIT directly from the wholesale slaughter of future leftists, go out of their way to try and stop the slaughter. There’s a lot of cognitive dissonance to go around on this issue, on BOTH sides of the aisle.

    It seems the only folks acting rationally, in their own self interest, are the white supremacists who back Biden and the Democrats, to ensure the abortion mills stay open and running full tilt. At least they are consistent in their beliefs.

  14. Jules says:

    Will you shut up, clown

  15. C.L. says:

    LOL. Bill, I was referring to you.

  16. Manny says:

    Bill are you voting for Joe Biden?

    By the way Bill, percentages can be used to lie, most abortions by race are white women, mostly young white women.

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