Daily Archives: June 9, 2009

More on Ed Johnson

As expected, the Lone Star Project adds quite a bit to the Ed Johnson story from yesterday. Boy, do they ever. [Johnson] is a paid Republican campaign consultant. His company, Campaign Data Systems (CDS), has numerous Harris County Republican candidate … Continue reading

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Special session coming

Ugh. Speaking to reporters this afternoon at a roundtable on national energy legislation, Gov. Rick Perry said there will definitely be a special legislative session. But he declined to say when, or how many issues it will include. “We’re in … Continue reading

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Last day of early voting in District H runoff

Today is the last day to vote early in the District H runoff. The early voting locations will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM, so take advantage of the chance while you still can. Runoff Day itself will … Continue reading

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Counting on the Census

I wasn’t really paying attention to this sort of thing ten years ago, so I don’t know how much effort was made at the time to get an accurate count of Texas’ residents for the 2000 Census. I can say … Continue reading

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If the dominoes fall

This DMN story about the potential downballot effect of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison resigning her seat in the Senate to run for Governor is mostly familiar territory, with names we’ve heard before. The reason I flagged it is this bit: … Continue reading

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The party corridor

I’d meant to get to this NYT article about the Washington Avenue corridor last week, but never quite got there. I suppose the main thing I’d add is that while the new stuff has replaced unmemorable things, a whole lot … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of June 8

It’s a week out frm sine die and the sky is a little bluer, the birds sing more sweetly, and the beer is always cold. Which is to say, it’s how it always is with the Texas Progressive Alliance. Click … Continue reading

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