September 02, 2008
Interview with Michael Skelly

One of the more exciting campaigns this cycle has been that of Michael Skelly in CD07, as his combination of fundraising prowess and a wind energy background have put that race on the national radar. Among other things, that race and the get-out-the-vote efforts that Skelly will inspire and provide for are seen as key to the Democratic effort to win Harris County this year. The local GOP sees this as a close race, while CD07 incumbent John Culberson has called his re-election effort a "firewall" for the countywide Republicans. Skelly has been on the air with several ads since mid-July, and I think it's safe to say Culberson knows who he is by now.

My interview with Michael Skelly is here, as always in MP3 format. Let me know what you think.


Vince Ryan, Harris County Attorney
Chris Bell, SD17
Loren Jackson, Harris County District Clerk
Brad Bradford, Harris County District Attorney
Diane Trautman, Harris County Tax Assessor
Diana Maldonado, HD52
Eric Roberson, CD32
State Rep. Juan Garcia, HD32
Ernie Casbeer, HD59
Joe Moody, HD78
Chris Turner, HD96
Robert Miklos, HD101
State Rep. Dan Barrett, HD97
Wendy Davis, SD10

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 02, 2008 to Election 2008

Skelly's a good candidate,as is Lampson. If those two can win/hold their districts then the Harris County should just shut up shop and try again in 2010.

As it stands now however, I'll be voting for Skelly, with the hope that he votes in line with how he's campaigned, as more of a moderate Democrat.

Although I would like to see him embrace the new open communication model that Culberson is suddenly championing. That would be a plus.

Sad thing is, I've heard more from Culberson in the last three months than I have in seven years living at the same address.

It's amazing what fundraising can do.

Still, I applaud his outreach and hope Skelly or he continues it after the election.

Posted by: Cory on September 2, 2008 3:57 PM


that should have read: "the Harris County Republican Party should just shut up shop"

Makes more sense that way doesn't it? :)

Posted by: Cory on September 2, 2008 5:23 PM
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