Archive for April 5th, 2012

During an election season in these parts, it is arguably one of the most sought after endorsements in Democratic Party and City of H-Town elections.  I’m talking about the Houston GLBT PAC endorsement.  Commentary dropped by the GLBT PAC’s endorsement meeting last night and the meeting room was packed.  I’m talking about so many folks in the room that perspiration ruled.  They easily get the attendance award for most folks at an endorsement meeting this election season.

Former H-Town CMs Jolanda Jones and Sue Lovell, current CMs C.L. Bradford and Mike Laster, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, and six Schechters (including The Ambassador, the former State Rep/Party Chair, the HCC Trustee, and the Political Consultant) were in the mix.

The races that got the most attention were Harris County Constable, Precinct 1 and State Rep. District 137.  In Precinct 1, Alan Rosen prevailed over Cindy Vara-Leija and Grady Castleberry.  In 137, it was Jamaal Smith over Joe Madden. 

Three of Commentary’s clients also were endorsed by the GLBT PAC last night:  Traci Jensen, candidate for State Board of Education, District 6, Joe Martinez, candidate for Harris County Constable, Precinct 2, and Harris County Precinct 6 Constable Victor Trevino.

In a low turnout election like the one we are expecting in the Democratic Party Primary, endorsements can play a larger role in determining the outcome.  The GLBT PAC will print up their slate card, send it out over the internet, hand it out at some of the early voting locations and Election Day polls, and if they have the funds, maybe even mail it out.   It is an endorsement that is backed up. 

The endorsements will probably have a greater impact in the Constable Precinct 1 and State Board of Education, District 6 races next month.  This is certainly not to minimize the endorsements in other races.  Constable Trevino and Joe Martinez are certainly grateful and excited about their endorsement from the GLBT PAC. 

Commentary has give congrats to Noel Freeman, Maverick Welsh, and the Screening Committee members for doing an outstanding job last night.  They even handed out scorecards on how they rated the candidates that screened and even got up to ‘splain their choices.  Nice job!

Opening Day at The Yard is tomorrow evening and Jose Altuve will start at second base against the Rockies.  Name the former ‘Stro that holds the record for most Opening Day starts in center field?

Before I made it out to the Houston GLBT PAC meeting last night, I was at Constable Trevino’s campaign kick-off.  Over 100 folks from the community showed up including Senator Mario Gallegos, State Rep. Carol Alvarado, H-Town CMs Melissa Noriega and Ed Gonzalez, HCC Trustee Eva Loredo, JPs JoAnn Delgado, Armando Rodriguez, and Richard Vara, and Dem State Party Vice-Chair Lenora Sorola-Pohlman.  There were a lot of older voters in attendance.

This is from the SA Express News today:

State Rep. Lyle Larson is asking Mexican President Felipe Calderón to pay for services that Texas provides immigrants who are here illegally.

Here is the entire piece.

You better watch what you ask for.  Mexico may ask for reimbursement for all the families of victims of gun violence from guns made in the U.S. of A.  Now that’s a lot of dough!

Cesar Cedeno of course started in center field on nine Opening Days for the ‘Stros.

New Fish Field opened in Miami last night with The Greatest ‘handing” over the ceremonial first pitch – cool.

The ‘Stros 25 player roster is now set and it includes 10 Latinos but who’s counting.


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