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Early Voting in Person through three days today in Harris County was at 79,6787 as compared to 126,214 through three days in 2008.

In 2008, Kingwood was 3.9% of the total (678,312 in person) Early Vote for Harris County.  Through yesterday they were 5.1% (of 79,678).

In 2008, Clear Lake was 3.3% of total county Early Vote.  Through yesterday, they were 5.3%.

In 2008, West Gray was 5.3% of total county Early Vote.  Through yesterday they were 6.7%.

In 2008, Tracy Gee was 3.1% of total county Early Vote.  Through yesterday they were 3.5%.

In 2008, Acres Home was 3.6% of total county Early Vote.  Through yesterday they were 2.3%.

In 2008, Palm Center was 2.3% of total county Early Vote.  Through yesterday they were 1.9%.

In 2008, Ripley was 1% of total county Early Vote.  Through yesterday they were .8%.

In 2008, Moody Park was 1.6% of total county Early Vote.  Through yesterday they were 1.2%.

In 2008, HCC was 1.5% of total county Early Vote.  Through yesterday they were .9%.

In 2008, 126-C was 4.6% of total county Early Vote.  Through yesterday they were 5.2%.

In 2008, Ponderosa was 3.1% of total county Early Vote.  Through yesterday they were 2.7%.

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 through the third day of Early Voting in Person.

Among former and current MLB pitchers with at least 300 career decisions, who ranks first with a winning percentage of .690, the all-time highest percentage in modern baseball history?

I want to thank Ty Wiggontonner’s Brother for tossing me this piece from Politico that talks about what Commentary has been talking about for a while now – Dems engaging the Latino vote or not engaging the Latino vote. 
Here’s the piece.   Here are some snippets from the piece.

I’ve never seen the (Latino) investment so anemic,” said Jorge Mursuli, president and CEO of Democracia-Ahora, a Miami-based group with operations in seven states, including Nevada, Pennsylvania and Colorado. “It is like night and day. I think it is going to be devastating.”

Democrats are preparing to launch what has been described as a “major” national and regional (Latino vote) TV and radio campaign later this week, according to a source familiar with the plans.

But activists warn that the ad push, while welcome, is a case of too little, too late. And any hard feelings among Latino voters this year could have profound implications for 2012.

Of course, Commentary has been talking about this for years now.  I was the first to raise the issue.  Finally I have some fellow Latino political consultants speaking my language.  I’ve been talking about it for so long that the Dem higher ups in Austin, wish I would go away.  It looks like I have some company and we’re sticking around. Here are more snippets from the piece.

To activists, the last-minute feel of the Democratic efforts is a sign of disrespect to an electorate that values relationships. It affirms a perception that the party’s approach is simply transactional, said Rudy Lopez, political director for the Center for Community Change, which operates in 10 states.

“You come in and take what you need and leave,” Lopez said of the party. “It is like the Big Top Circus. A big show comes to town, and you get everyone excited — and after the election is over, you pack up the tent and head over to the next town.”

Enough said!  Nope, here are some additional snippets.

“The party absolutely understands the importance of the vote, as a base vote and a vote that was very decisive the last time around,” said Fernand Amandi, vice president of Bendixen & Amandi, a leading Hispanic polling firm that worked with Hillary Clinton during the presidential primary and with Obama during the general election. “But to the extent there has been a comprehensive effort to engage this audience through paid communications in Spanish-language media during this election season, I have not seen it.”

Stay tuned!

Yankee great and Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford of course was 236-106.  Whitey Ford is celebrating his 82nd BD today!

Former ‘Stro Roy O. was brought in last night and took the loss for the Phillies in the bottom of the 9th inning and The Big Puma of the Yankees lost his footing chasing a foul ball and took a nasty slide into the railing yesterday, yet he still managed to get a key Sac Fly RBI last night a couple of innings later.  Meanwhile, the ‘Stros officially announced that their last two Spring Training games next year will be played at The Yard against the Red Sox.

 

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