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Endorsements

Name the 4 former Astros on this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ballot?

State Rep. Carol Alvarado’s campaign for State Senate, District 6 was endorsed last night by the Houston GLBT Political Caucus and the Area 5 Democrats. Nice.

Early Voting in Person in the #TXSD6Special begins in 6 days and Election Day is in 3 weeks.

Former Chron reporter and attorney Mary Flood has an Op-Ed in today’s Chron on making judicial elections non-partisan. Here is how she ends her take:

It’s time to at least consider nonpartisan elections. And how to vote without the party crutch? Read the candidates’ websites, look at the Houston Bar Association poll (which often has a GOP and big law firm bias but still has value), look at the candidate interviews and check out their endorsements. And if you don’t want to do that, maybe skip voting in those races. We would all benefit from a nonpartisan judiciary, not just the unlucky folks who wind up in court.

Here is her entire take: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Depoliticize-our-judiciary-and-here-s-why-13407207.php.

Commentary has said it before. You make these elections non-partisan, you put the system into the hands of the big law firms. I’d rather Labor, GLBT, Tejano Dems, and others have the say on this. Got it?

Former Astros Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte, and Miguel Tejada of course are on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

I don’t have anything from The Yard today.

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