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SD 6

Alex Bregman will be making his second Opening Day start at third base three weeks from today. Name the ‘Stro with the most Opening Day starts at third base?

Just in case you missed it from State Rep. Carol Alvarado yesterday:

Dear Friends,

I would like to congratulate State Senator Sylvia Garcia on her hard-earned victory for the Democratic nomination for the 29th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Sylvia Garcia is well on her way to becoming the first Latina to represent the 29th District.  I am very confident she will be a fighter for us in Washington D.C. and stand up to Donald Trump and fight for the working families of our community.  I am proud to have endorsed her and campaigned with her, and I look forward to working with Congresswoman Garcia when she is sworn into office. 

It is now likely that there will be a vacancy and I am taking this opportunity to formally announce our campaign to become the next Senator from District 6. (Click here to view my announcement.)  

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, good-paying jobs for our community in our emerging high-tech economy, and full recovery from Hurricane Harvey. 

I am honored by the encouragement I have received from the civic, business and political leadership to seek this position.  In the coming months, I will continue to represent the interests of our community and build a winning campaign for State Senator, District 6.

From the Chron’s website:

AUSTIN — Rep. Carol Alvarado announced her plans to run to replace state Sen. Sylvia Garcia Wednesday, diving into the race only hours after the incumbent won the Democratic Party’s nod to pursue a seat in Congress.

Alvarado, a Houston Democrat and a member of the Texas House since 2008, pitched herself to voters has someone who has built relationships within the Legislature to help her advocate for issues such as protection for immigrants bought illegally to the country as children, funding public education, women’s reproductive health and other issues.

In a nearly three-minute video announcing her her bid for the state Senate District 6, Alvarado explained her connection with people reeling and recovering from Hurricane Harvey and how she’s worked to make communities safer. The district encompasses much of Houston’s east side.

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Alvarado-wastes-no-time-announces-bid-to-replace-12735821.php.

Commentary saw this yesterday:

Robert Downen‏ @RobDownenChron 20h20 hours ago

-Women accounted for 58 percent of @harrisdemocrats in-person early votes in Harris County, per breakdowns from the clerks spox.

Remember, Commentary said this yesterday:

It was a good day for a few female Dems. Look at what happened in CD 7, of course CD 29, and CD 16. Look who is leading in CD 23.

My old pal State Rep. Roberto Alonzo was knocked off by Jessica Gonzalez. Longtime East Harris County JP Don Coffey was defeated by Lucia Bates.

Then this from today’s Trib:

A wave of Texas women candidates won or made it to runoffs in more than 50 primary races statewide amid a surge of interest in running for office among women around the country.

Texas women dominated in dozens of congressional, legislative and statewide primary races on Tuesday night in the wake of federal elected officials retiring, the #MeToo movement, mounting frustration over a lack of elected women and President Donald Trump’s win in 2016.

Here is all of the Trib:  https://www.texastribune.org/2018/03/07/texas-primaries-2018-women/.

Dem Women doing well on E-Day is all good if you ask me.

There is another Chron story today on the HISD Superintendent. The HISD Board of Education asked him not to attend today’s board meeting. That’s all you need to know and that’s OK with Commentary.

Ken Caminiti of course leads the ‘Stros with eight Opening Day starts at third base.

The team let season ticket holders know that for $350, we don’t have to show up an hour or so before the gates open to stand in line and pick up the giveaways. I don’t know about that. $350 for four bobbles, World Series replica ring and trophy, a scarf and other goodies?



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