Daily Archives: June 3, 2009

A challenger for SJL

Boy, the 2010 election season is wide open already, isn’t it? Via email from Carl Whitmarsh comes the news of a potential primary challenger for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in CD18. From the email: Houston attorney Sean Roberts today announced … Continue reading

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McLeroy gets a challenger

Paul Burka breaks the news that Thomas Ratliff, son of former State Sen. and Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff, will challenge Don McLeroy, the now-former chair of the State Board of Education, for his seat on the board next year. From … Continue reading

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Early voting underway in District H runoff

I know it’s been a lot of Lege stuff around here lately, but the end of the session means the start of early voting for the District H runoff. I figure I’ll probably do my civic duty this weekend, maybe … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Bill White’s So-Called “Republican Ties”

Here’s a link to David Mauro’s post on BOR that investigates and rebuts some allegations made about Bill White in the who-knows-when-it-will-be Senate race. Just go read it if you haven’t already, it’s worth your time. The main thing I’ll … Continue reading

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Legislative wrapups

With sine die in the rearview mirror, tis the season for legislative wrapups. Here are a couple I’ve come across. – First, from Bike Texas, which had the fairly easy task of just following one bill: The final version of … Continue reading

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The DNC comes to Texas

This is a pleasant surprise. Calling Texas “a tremendous growth opportunity for the Democratic Party,” Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine announced this afternoon that Austin will host the Democrats’ annual fall meeting. The Sept. 10-12 session will highlight positive … Continue reading

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Charging for Twitter

I’m sure something like this will eventually happen. Twitter Inc.’s co-founders say the rapidly growing online communications company will eventually charge fees for its services, but it’s unclear which ones and what will drive revenue. “There will be a moment … Continue reading

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