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In Fort Bend

To all local Dems. Listen to what the Chron E-Board has to say today:

Texas’ Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted for securities fraud. Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is under criminal investigation by the Texas Rangers for misusing state funds.

When corruption and criminality become the go-to descriptors for statewide Republicans, it becomes that much easier for Democrats to claim a moral high ground.

State Rep. Ron Reynolds makes it that much harder.

And:

Last year, Reynolds, D-Missouri City, was convicted of misdemeanor barratry – the crime of illegally soliciting clients for his law practice. He’s appealing that decision, which has him facing up to a year in jail.

Reynolds was also hit with a $500,000 court judgment last month for failing to give his former client, who had lost a daughter in a car crash, her share of a $250,000 settlement.

Legal troubles are nothing new to this high-ranking Democrat. Reynolds has been sanctioned twice by the State Bar since he first ran for office in 2008. He’s also been fined $10,000 by the Texas Ethics Commission for failing to file campaign-finance disclosures.

If Democratic voters want to show that theirs is the moral compass that points to true north, then they should vote out Reynolds and replace him with his challenger in the runoff for District 27: Angelique Bartholomew.

Bartholomew, 46, is a certified mediator and director of compliance for a medical firm. A mother of five, she has degrees from Fisk University and Miles Law School and has been endorsed by Annie’s List.

Here is the entire E-Board take: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/recommendations/article/For-District-27-7455264.php.

Put me on the side of those that say it is time for a change out there. Care to join?

Name the ‘Stro player who was born in H-Town?

The list is growing. I am talking about the list of folks that think this is going to be a close presidential election. It does not help that Sem. Bernie Sanders keeps racking up wins like last night. The latest polls from battleground states also point to a close election.

From Lisa Falkenberg today on the bathroom thing:

But it’s bathrooms we’re talking about.

I know, I know. It’s a slippery-slope thing. If we allow people the freedom to use the bathroom they deem appropriate, one can only guess what would happen next!

Actually, we don’t have to guess. They’ve been doing it for decades. Without much fanfare. Until it became a handy dog-whistle issue for Republican primary voters. Now it’s the end of civilization.

There’s no evidence that this is a public safety issue. As the mother of two young girls, I have no concern about sharing a restroom with a transgender woman. We’ve probably done it a dozen times already without noticing. Giving transgender people that right doesn’t undermine laws that prohibit entering bathrooms with the intent to harm or harass others.

Here is all of her take: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/falkenberg/article/Bathroom-policy-fast-becoming-hot-button-issue-7456233.php.

At least Donald Trump is on the right side of this issue.

Reliever Will Harris of course was born in H-Town back in 1984 but was raised in Louisiana.

It is a day game today.

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