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Picking the Picks? Kuffer put out a take yesterday on who he thinks the Chron E-Board will endorse in the H-Town City, HISD, and HCC races. Hey, he picks three out of four of Commentary’s clients. Check out Kuffer’s picks here: http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=69618.

Commentary went to another couple of mayoral forums yesterday. At the Masjid WDM Mosque in southeast Houston, Ben Hall got applause for opposing the HERO. It was the bathroom thing.

A Human Trafficking Forum was held late yesterday afternoon at a church in northwest Houston. Not many folks showed up and only four of the mayoral candidates attended. I thought this was one of the more interesting forums of the season. Of course, human trafficking doesn’t bring folks to the polls.

The Chron’s Rebecca Elliott has a front page piece today on the state of the mayoral contest. Here is a line from the piece:

HERO is expected to draw many to the polls who typically do not vote in city elections, boosting Houston’s historically low turnout – 19 percent in the last open mayor’s race six years ago.

Who are these voters?

Here is the piece: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/election/local/article/No-breakout-in-mayor-s-race-as-election-day-6502353.php?cmpid=btfpm.

The ‘Stros have 19 games remaining. How many are with true contenders?

I don’t think HISD Trustee Juliet Stipeche thinks much of the HISD Superintendent. Here is from this weekend’s Chron:

“The writing was on the wall that he didn’t have the support for an extension,” said trustee Juliet Stipeche, who chairs the board’s audit committee. “I believe that people whose opinion he trusts and relies upon strongly encouraged him to leave at this point, so the district could get a new leader who can be devoted to trying to solve many of the problems that currently exist.”

The latest polls have Hillary behind Bernie by 10 in Iowa and 22 in New Hampshire.

I am not going to say much about the Texans and quarterbacks other than to say the head coach has botched it.

I just noticed this. If you follow the ‘Stros or MLB beat writers on twitter, a few hours before the game they will tweet out the starting line-ups in batting order with the last name of the player and the numerical position: pitcher is 1, catcher is 2, you know, and 9 being the right fielder, but the DH is DH. How come nobody has come around to give the DH a number, like a 10?

It looks like ESPN will televise the Pirates and Cubbies on Sunday, September 27 and not the Rangers and ‘Stros.

The ‘Stros still have seven games with the Rangers and three with the Angels of course.

I was sitting in a church pew yesterday and checking out twitter thinking that we would be heading to Arlington with a half-game lead when all of a sudden we snatched a victory. Now we have a very important four game series with the Rangers. Every game is a must win.

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