Like The Professors, I had heard about HISD Trustee Greg Meyers' plans to run against State Rep. Hubert Vo in HD149, which he has now made official, some time ago. And like the Professors, I think Meyers will present a greater challenge to Vo than Talmadge Heflin did, though that's hardly saying much. I believe Vo will prevail, as he's a really good fit for his district, but he'll have to work for it. Which I expect he will.
Now here's a question for you: Is there a Republican out there who's contemplating a challenge to State Rep. Ellen Cohen in HD134? If there are any, then they're doing a better job of disguising their intentions than Meyers did, because I've not heard a thing. This was a hugely expensive seat to win in 2006 (in part because of Martha Wong's $200K+ of leftover campaign cash from 2004), and while Cohen doesn't have nearly that much on hand right now, she'll have no trouble raising what she needs. Given that Cohen was a reported candidate as of June of 2005, I have to wonder when - or even if - the Republicans are going to find someone to go after her. Anybody out there hearing anything?Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 08, 2007 to Election 2008