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Going After Bernie

In the latest poll from Iowa, Bernie Sanders is within seven points of Hillary. I guess you have to say he is running a smarter campaign.

If you want your brother on the Hillary ticket, then you have to go put a hit on Bernie in Iowa. That’s what Congressman Castro did yesterday. Here is from the Tribune:

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, stumping here Sunday for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, questioned her chief primary opponent’s commitment to the Latino community, saying U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has “hardly at all” reached out to the growing voting bloc.

“I want to say this in all frankness. I didn’t come here to knock any of the candidates, but Sen. Sanders has not reached out to the Hispanic caucus in Congress, has not reached out to me. I’ve never met the gentleman. [He] has not visited Texas or the Rio Grande Valley,” Castro, a San Antonio Democrat, said during a stop at a Mexican restaurant in Des Moines. “That’s a bit of a concern.”

Contrary to Castro’s statement, Sanders has visited Texas as a candidate, holding July rallies in Dallas and Houston that drew thousands of supporters. Before entering the 2016 race, Sanders came to Austin to speak at a Travis County Democratic Party dinner and IBEW hall.

Here is the entire Tribune article: http://www.texastribune.org/2015/08/30/castro-questions-sanders-commitment-latino-communi/.

I don’t know about attacking Bernie. Heck, he could very well sweep into Texas and get Latino voters excited about his race. Like I said, he is running a smarter campaign.

The ‘Stros have 176 dingers this season but it is only good enough for second best in MLB. Name the team with the most dingers?

This morning, all the local media was covering folks scooping up their Blue Bell. There was hardly any mention if and or how Blue Bell got it right this time. I won’t be rushing to the freezer section any time soon.

I really don’t care what they call that mountain in Alaska. I will say that Gov. Sarah Palin’s Secret Service code name during her VP run in 2008 was “Denali.”

I think there are four mayoral candidate forums this week.

The Jays of course lead MLB with 184 dingers.

We spilt the roadie and our lead is at three.

Every game is must win. Now we have the Mariners in for three then the Twins come in for the weekend. Try to check out a game. There are no giveaways for this home stand but they do have dollar dogs on Wednesday.

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