Friday, August 17, 2012

Outlaw Josey Wales To Run For Mayor Of Corpus Christi

From today's Corpus Christi Caller/Times:
—Outlaw Josey Wales IV has filed for mayor in the November race for City Council.
Wales, who legally changed his name to the 1976 western film starring Clint Eastwood, runs a professional wrestling business in Corpus Christi. He has run twice for mayor in Houston, once in 1999 and again in 2007. He retired as a contract engineer from the oil and gas industry and settled in Corpus Christi about three years ago.
He is in the running against District 4 Councilwoman Chris Adler, at-large Councilwoman Nelda Martinez and local photographer Reynaldo "Ray" Madrigal. The election is Nov. 6.
The mayor serves a two-year term and is paid $9,000 annually.
Name: Josey Wales
Age: 64
Occupation: owner of Corpus Christi Wrestling Association and retired contract engineer from the oil and gas industry.
Reason for seeking election: Wales said if elected he will establish a strong mayor form of government and fire City Manager Ron Olson and his four assistants to save taxpayers money. He believes the city is not doing enough to attract tourism through conventions and sporting events, including competitive ballroom dancing and high school football playoffs.
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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Paul Sadler Faces Lonely, Uphill Struggle Against Ted Cruz For Texas Senate Seat

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Texas and National political junkies may be forgiven, (somewhat) for thinking the race to fill the soon to be vacated U.S. Senate seat of Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison is over already.
Yesterday's GOP primary saw Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst go down in flames to newcomer Ted Cruz. Cruz was well backed by The Tea Party and right wing politiicans, 
Now the general asumption is that's it, game over and that is probably right. It is true Sadler has virtually zero name recognition but why is that? Did state newspapers ever mention the Democratic race? Have you ever even seen a picture of Paul Sadler in print? ...On Television?
It is bad enough the Republicans have taken over state government but it seems they dominate the state press as well.

For anyone interested here is a link to Sadler's web site.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Ted Cruz Wins GOP Primary Runoff For US Senator From Texas

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Tea Party darling Ted Cruz yesterday defeated Texas Lieuteneant Governor David Dewhurst for the Texas GOP nomination in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz, who is affiliated with many far right extremist groups, chastized Dewhurst during the campaign for being a "moderate!"