October 15, 2008
Interview with Kristi Thibaut

Kristi Thibaut is a repeat candidate from 2006, taking another shot in HD133 against now-first term incumbent Jim Murphy. Thibaut's race got a little lost in 2006, as much of the local action was focused on CD22 post-Tom DeLay and HD134, where now-Rep. Ellen Cohen was knocking off then-Rep. Martha Wong. She garnered a little more than 41% of the vote, which sounds unimpressive until you realize how different turnout was in HD133 from the Presidential year of 2004 to 2006. Taking the 2004 turnout levels, and applying the same vote proportion to the precincts of HD133 changes the result to 53.7-46.3 in favor of Murphy. Now consider the likelihood of better Democratic turnout in this election, plus the general erosion of the Republican vote in that part of town, and it's easy to see why this race is very competitive for Thibaut, who has stayed close to Murphy in the fundraising department. My interview with Kristi Thibaut 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
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
Rick Noriega, US Senate
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 15, 2008 to Election 2008
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