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Just Move On

Here is from today’s Chron:

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott outraised Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis by more than 3-to-1 in the first three weeks in January in the race for governor, according to figures reported by each campaign Monday.

The $3.1 million-plus that Abbott raised from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23, the period covered by campaign finance reports due Monday, gave him $29.4 million in cash on hand for the race against Davis.

Davis, of Fort Worth, raised $912,996 over the same period, counting two of her committees and a joint effort with Battleground Texas, which is dedicated to making Texas competitive for Democrats. She reported she has $10.2 million in cash on hand.

The comparison could take off some of the shine from the big money that Davis hauled in during the last six months of 2013 when, counting the same three fundraising committees, she took in $12.2 million compared with $11.5 million for Abbott, long a top fundraiser.

Look, everyone knows that historically Dems never contribute campaign funds between January 1 and January 23. (OK, so I’m making this up.)

Here is the deal. Before we start setting this deal in concrete let’s see what the 8-day report in a few weeks tell us.

Both candidates have primary opponents so let’s see how they do against their opponents the evening of March 4. Let’s see who wins by the widest margin.

Let’s see the statewide primary voter turnout totals for each party on March 4.

Finally, let’s see how much money is in the bank when the July 15 reports come out this summer.

It’s a long way to Tipperary.

Speaking of New York City, in 1951 in MLB, New York – Yankees and Giants – produced the two Rookie of the Year winners. Name the two players?

Here is from the ‘Stros website:

The Astros added another veteran arm to their rotation by agreeing to a one-year contract with right-hander Jerome Williams. The deal is pending a physical exam, which Williams says will be performed Wednesday in Houston.

“Once that goes, it’s time to go out there and get on the grind and try and get what we all want within this organization: Get back on track and do what we need to do to win,” Williams told MLB.com.

The 32-year-old Williams was 9-10 with a 4.57 ERA in 37 games (25 starts) for the Angels in 2013, while working a career-high 169 1/3 innings. He joins Scott Feldman as experienced starters who have been added to Houston’s young rotation this winter.

The Astros have not confirmed the deal is in place.

In 1951, Willie Mays of the Giants and Gil McDougald of the Yankees won the NL and Al Rookie of the Year Award of course. Now that was easy.

I am not impressed with the latest team move. It sounds like we’re happy with mediocrity.

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