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More Endorsements

Karla Cisneros won the endorsement of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus last night.

Check this tweet:

Rebecca Elliott ‏@rfelliott 3h3 hours ago
ICYMI Costello endorses Turner in #houmayor runoff as group of Hispanic Rs formerly behind Garcia back King http://www.chron.com/news/politics/houston/article/Costello-endorses-Turner-for-Houston-mayor-6624860.php … #houvote

I am not surprised. Bill King banged on Rebuild Houston and Costello bragged about being the architect of Rebuild. Check this though from the Chron:

An engineer who finished sixth on Election Day with 7 percent of the vote, Costello is not likely to sway a large share of the electorate, but his endorsement could bolster Turner’s fundraising efforts, particularly among local engineers and contractors, who are consistent donors in municipal races.


Texas Southern University political scientist Michael Adams called Costello’s endorsement “very important for Turner,” mentioning the three-term councilman’s sway with Houston engineers and contractors, as well as moderate Republican and independent city voters.

Here is the entire piece behind the paywall:http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Costello-backs-Turner-in-runoff-6626191.php.

I like Costello, but excuse me for scratching my head on this one. He raises the third most money in this race and finished in single digits and in sixth place and so now he can sway engineer bucks toward Rep. Sylvester Turner’s campaign? Go on ahead! Wowza!

Bill picked up Latino endorsements yesterday including former H-Town Council Members Felix Fraga and James Rodriguez – both Dems.

The ‘Stros may be looking for a better closer this off season. Of course, Billy Wagner was our best closer ever and now he is on the Hall of Fame ballot. What number did her wear for the ‘Stros?

Here is more on the HERO aftermath from the Trib:

Just hours after it became clear that Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance, HERO, would be trounced at the polls last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker predicted a “direct, economic backlash” for the city, akin to criticism and boycott threats in Arizona and Indiana following similar controversies.

But so far, any visible backlash has yet to materialize, and Houston appears at no risk of losing two upcoming major sporting events.

Here is the entire piece: http://www.texastribune.org/2015/11/12/after-hero-loss-economic-impact-remains-unclear/.

If you ask me, it is a little early for this article. Let’s wait until the beginning of next year.

And Kuffer revisits Diana Davila’s win over Juliet Stipeche over at HISD. Here is how he ends it:

So did HERO have an effect in this particular election? I can’t say it did, and I can’t say it didn’t. Or to put it another way, I think it was a factor, but I don’t know how much of one. It probably wasn’t a difference maker, but who knows? Wish I could be more definitive, but sometimes all you can do is shrug.

Here is all of Kuffer: http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=70841.

I have said it before. Like it or not, she is a player and knows how to win, and works hard.

Billy Wagner wore the 13 of course.

If Wagner does make it into the Hall, does he wear a ‘Stros lid?

They played cricket at The Yard last night

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