Archive for December 1st, 2017

End of the Line

Name the MLB hitter who struck out the most this past season.

BREAKING NEWS:  Michael Flynn is another to fall.  Like he said, lock him up!

Sometimes you have to go to the end of the line to find the story. I am talking about the end of the statement. Here is State Rep. Carol Alvarado’s statement from yesterday:

Dear Friends, 

As a friend and long-time supporter, you and others have helped to make my service as State Representative, District 145, one of the truly outstanding experiences of my life, which is why I want you to be among the first to know that I am announcing my plan to continue this service by running for re-election. 

Over the past two weeks, so many friends, supporters, and family have come to me with great advice on how I can best serve our community.  It has been an honor to hold public office at city council and in the Texas Legislature.   As Chair of a major House committee and successful leader in other legislative positions, I have built relationships that will help me advocate an agenda that benefits all the members of our dynamic community, including protection for our DREAMERs, proper funding for public education, women’s reproductive health, healthcare that is accessible, affordable and attainable higher education, and good-paying jobs for our community in our emerging high-tech economy. 

I have been gratified and honored by your friendship and support.  In the coming weeks and months, I will continue to engage our civic, business and political leadership to build a winning campaign and continue to represent the interests of our community.  I also look forward to following through on the encouragement that many of you have given to me about laying the groundwork for a campaign for a possible vacancy in Senate District 6.


Political Ad paid by Carol Alvarado Campaign, Yolanda Alvarado, Treasurer

Sounds good to me.

Here is from Kuffer today:

Adrian Garcia was known to have at least some interest in CD29 after Rep. Gene Green announced his retirement. I don’t know if that is still the case, but at this point he’s basically the last potential obstacle to Sen. Sylvia Garcia’s election. Rep. Carol Alvarado, who lost in SD06 to Sylvia Garcia following Mario Gallegos’ death, announced that she was filing for re-election in HD145; earlier in the day, Sylvia Garcia announced that Rep. Green had endorsed her to succeed him. I have to assume that Rep. Alvarado, like her fellow might-have-been contender in CD29 Rep. Armando Walle, is looking ahead to the future special election for Sen. Garcia’s seat. By the way, I keep specifying my Garcias in this post because two of Sylvia’s opponents in the primary are also named Garcia. If Adrian does jump in, there would be four of them. That has to be some kind of record.

Here is all of Kuffer: http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=83627.

Here is the Chron story from today: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Key-Houston-Democrat-takes-pass-on-Congressional-12395740.php.

Here are a couple of tweets:

Patrick Svitek‏Verified account@PatrickSvitek 7h7 hours ago


Last line in @RepAlvarado145 statement passing on #TX29 run: “I also look forward to following through on the encouragement that many of you have given to me about laying the groundwork for a campaign for a possible vacancy in Senate District 6.” #SD6 #txlege

Texas Election Source‏@TXElects 7h7 hours ago


HD145: Rep. @RepAlvarado145 to seek re-election, passing on open congressional seat but poised to lay groundwork for run at SD6 seat should Sen. @SenatorSylvia win the CD29 race #txlege

That makes Carol the only one to declare her intentions if there is a vacancy. Some missed that.

Steve Houston sent me this:

Not to dissuade your choice further but the spokesperson for Sheriff Lupe Valdez has made it clear that she is not stepping down or running for office. That may change but for all the positive things we’ve heard about her, it’s unlikely she would win the governorship in the near future.

Yeah, what is up with this?

See this tweet from last night. 

Sam Sweeney‏Verified account@SweeneyABC 3h3 hours ago

Traditionally the White House Christmas tree lighting is standing room only. This is what it looked like tonight as President Trump spoke. @SteveRudinABC7

The picture was a ton of empty seats. Not surprising to me. The fella is toxic.

AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge of course led MLB with 208 strikeouts.

It is December 1 and I have nothing from The Yard today.

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