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Hector put out a statement last night reporting 26,051 voted early on the first day of Early Voting in Person yesterday as compared to 8,545 that voted on the first day of the 2006 election – the last gubernatorial race.

I’d rather compare the 26,051 that voted yesterday to the 39,201 that voted on the first day in 2008.

In 2008, Kingwood was 4% of the total Early Vote first day total for Harris County.  Yesterday they were 5.1%.

In 2008 for first day, Clear Lake was 3.3% of county, yesterday they were 5.2%.

In 2008, first day West Gray was 5.7% of county, yesterday they were 6.8%.

In 2008, first day Tracy Gee was 3.5% of county, yesterday they were 3.5%.

In 2008, Acres Home first day was 3.1% of county, yesterday they were 2.3%.

In 2008, Palm Center first day was 2.3% of county, yesterday they were 2%.

In 2008, Ripley first day was .9% of county, yesterday they were .8%.

In 2008, Moody Park first day was 1.5% of county, yesterday they were 1.2%.

In 2008, HCC first day was 1.5% of the county total, yesterday they were .8%.

In 2008, 126-C first day was 4.7% of the county total, yesterday they were 5.3%.

In 2008, Ponderosa first day was 2.9% of the county total, yesterday they were 2.5%.

Of course, we’re still learning about voting early in person.  At first glance however, it looks like the GOP areas are bit more enthused here in Harris County – at least on the first day.

Here’s what Chron.com said about the Former Mayor after he voted early: White, a former Houston mayor, voted at a Houston community center with his wife, Andrea. He told reporters he did not vote straight Democrat.  He says, "I usually tend to go through office by office and position by position."

Translation:  He didn’t vote for Jim Sharp.

The Tea Party folks showed their true colors yesterday and showed up as poll watchers at locations where African Americans and Latinos vote.  I don’t know about that!

In the 1963 World Serious, one future Hall of Fame pitcher won two games, while another future Hall of Fame pitcher lost two games?  Name the two?

From the who gives a rat’s arse department, the only two people that give a rat’s arse about Shami endorsing Guv Dude are Shami and Dude.  I’m betting Shami had to be reminded that early vote started yesterday and November 2 is Election Day.

Sandy Koufax of course won Games 1 and 4 over Whitey Ford of course as the Dodgers swept the Yankees in the 1963 World Serious.

From Alyson’s Footnotes today:

Let’s get this one out of the way now: Carl Crawford is from Houston, he’s only 29, and he can do a lot of things really well — hit for average, hit for power, play tremendous defense…plus, he’s fast (as kids, he and childhood buddy Michael Bourn were pretty much considered the fastest runners in Houston and used to go toe-to-toe, literally, for bragging rights.) In a nutshell, Crawford is that five-tool player worthy of a nice, fat contract and appears to be the most attractive free agent about to hit the market this winter.

A lot of you have asked what the odds are that the Astros will be the team to sign him to that nice, fat contract. I put the odds at slim to none.

The numbers I’m hearing bandied about from industry insiders is six years at $120 million or seven at $140 million. Yes, there will be a team out there goofy enough to shell out that kind of cash. I cannot envision it’ll be the Astros.

That’s all I have from The Yard!

 

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