Archive for February 25th, 2016


In the 2008 Democratic Primary in Harris County, 170,032 voted Early in Person. Through yesterday, 42,169 have voted early.

A little over 1 in 4 Dem voters here in Harris County have not voted in any of the last three (2010, 2012, 2014) Dem Primaries. Interesting.

Maybe the following story from the Chron will help out:

The Service Employees International Union’s political action committee is set to begin a Spanish-language ad campaign urging Houston-area voters to cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton, according to the union, with television and radio ads scheduled to start airing by tomorrow.

The 30-second spots advocate for a “fair minimum wage and access to care for our children and our parents,” lauding the former secretary of state as a champion for Latinos.  

Clinton, who courted minority voters during a Houston rally on Saturday, won 66 percent of the Latino vote in Texas’ Democratic primary eight years ago, according to the Pew Research Center

This year, Hispanics again are expected to be crucial for Clinton as she seeks to earn the Democratic presidential nomination over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. 

“Latino voters play a critical role in deciding who the Democratic nominee for president will be and it is important they know that Hillary Clinton will be our champion,” Rocio Saenz, SEIU executive vice president, said in a statement. “Voting for Hillary Clinton will help us build a better future for Latinos, and all working families here in Texas and across this country. Hillary Clinton will not only fight for us, but get the job done, so we can have access to affordable, quality child care and home care and pass commonsense immigration reform with a path to citizenship.” 

An SEIU representative declined to comment on the size of the ad buys but said they are slated to run on Univision and Telemundo, as well as five Houston-area radio stations. 

As of Wednesday afternoon, Federal Communications Commission files did not yet show a record of the television ad purchases.

Who is officially listed as the tallest player at Spring Training in Kissimmee?

I have to admit it is cool that H-Town and UH get to host the GOP presidential primary for a day or so. I don’t expect any surprises this evening. Maybe they’ll be asked if they think H-Town is a sanctuary city.   Maybe they will talk about the Planned Parenthood facility they will drive by on the way to the debate. Maybe they will talk about the DREAMERs who attend UH.

President Bush 41 and the former First Lady will attend the debate tonight. I wonder if they will say hello to Donald Trump.

I wonder if Rick Perry will attend. Perry says the indictments hurt his chances at becoming the GOP nominee this time around. I am not going to argue with Perry on this but do you really think he would be in the debate tonight if he had not been indicted?

To me it is kind of odd that Mitt Romney mentioned Trump’s income taxes yesterday and saying there could be a bombshell in them.  Why get involved? Maybe Mitt wants to be the pick at a brokered convention.

This is why I am rooting for Trump:

Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 3h3 hours ago

Mitt Romney, who was one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of Republican politics, is now pushing me on tax returns. Dope! 

Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 21h21 hours ago

In all of television- the only one who said anything bad about last nights landslide victory– was dopey @KarlRove. He should be fired!

New pitcher Doug Fister is the tallest in camp at 6’8” of course.

Nothing to report from Spring Training.

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