October 13, 2008
Interview with Rick Noriega

I think you all know how I feel about Rick Noriega. It's been a long and hard race, as statewide campaigns tend to be around here, and there have been a few bumps in the road, but I've been proud of him and the things he has articulated throughout. Despite his large fundraising advantage, Sen. Cornyn has not been able to put this race away, as recent polling has suggested. Cornyn's vote for the bailout bill, which Noriega opposed, appears to have lost him some support as well, much like his flipflop on the Medicare funding bill lost him the support of the Texas Medical Association. Noriega has been consistently right on the issues, and it shows. He was also actively involved in Hurricane Ike recovery efforts, which was one of many things we talked about. Please 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
Michael Skelly, CD07
David Mincberg, Harris County Judge
Debra Kerner, HCDE Trustee
Joel Redmond, HD144
Laura Ewing, SBOE district 7
Virginia McDavid, HD138
State Rep. Ellen Cohen, HD134
Adrian Garcia, Sheriff
Trey Fleming, HD135
Dexter Handy, County Commissioner, Precinct 3
Sherrie Matula, HD129
Joe Jaworski, SD11
Jim Henley, HCDE Trustee
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 October 13, 2008 to Election 2008

Just so you know Charles, over the weekend the wife and I got an attack mailer from a GOP group about "the real Michael Skelly" and how he had personally benefitted from tax incentives and pocketed taxpayers money.

Well, of course he did. That's what happens when the government offers tax benefits to encourage businesses to develop a certain area. People that do well stand to make some money from the market and from the incentives...but that's why the incentives are in place.

Perhaps more interesting is that somebody feels the need to send a Skelly attack mailer. Never saw anything from or about Jim Henley in the last election cycle.

Posted by: Patrick on October 13, 2008 1:32 PM
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