Archive for March 6th, 2019

Crushing Victory

Today is just about the State Rep.–Elect Christina Morales. State Rep.–Elect Christina Morales sounds pretty good to me, doesn’t it?

First, check this tweet:
Texas Tribune Retweeted
Patrick Svitek‏Verified account @PatrickSvitek 5h5 hours ago
It’s a wrap in #HD145. All precincts reporting: – @Moralesfor145: 1,824 votes (61%) – @NoriegaforTexas: 1,178 votes (39%) Morales won absentee vote by 31 points, early vote by 13 and Election Day by 24. #txlege


Honestly, I thought we were in good shape and had a good chance of winning, but I think all of us were surprised with the 22-point win – 61% to 39%. Wow!

A crushing victory for sure.

It all starts with the candidate. Christina Morales is the real deal, folks. I had only met her a few times before this race started and can now say that after two and a half months of closely working together, we are the best of friends. She is a grinder who trusted her team. It was pointed out to me yesterday that during the runoff, Christina knocked on over 2,500 doors. I was with her for most of them. She was a monster candidate for sure. On Monday, the day before the election, we were out in damp very cold 39 degree weather and she was coughing a bit and I told her it was Ok to call it a day, and she refused, she continued to hit the doors.

It helped immensely to get the endorsement from Cong. Sylvia Garcia – HUGE. I was there when Cong. Garcia walked door-to-door with Christina. Earlier in the campaign, H-Town City Council Member Karla Cisneros endorsed. So did Pasadena Council Members Sammy Casados and Cody Ray Wheeler and HCC Trustees Eva Loredo and Robert Glaser. It all helped.

Sen. Carol Alvarado handed her campaign team over to Christina – enough said.

I can’t say enough about Jaime Mercado, arguably the best political operative in Texas, and the team he assembled led by Linh Nguyen. Obet, Chris, Megan, Anna, Kaitlyn, Austin, Miguel and all the rest are damn good. They ran a great campaign. Good mail, block walking – great field program. It was first class and highly professional.

I can’t say the same about the other side but I won’t spend a lot of time talking about it other than to say they were bush league. Putting a poll watcher in Freddy Blanco’s precinct yesterday was out of line for sure.

Christina Morales brought a network of friends and acquaintances to the campaign. They volunteered, attended fundraisers and gave their money. I was very impressed with her network. A lot of people power for sure.

For a first time candidate, Christina proved to be a fierce fundraiser.

For me, it’s a pretty good feeling to be involved in great back-to-back campaigns. Sen. Alvarado’s and now Rep.-Elect Morales’. Special election campaigns to boot.

It was truly an honor to be involved with the Christina Morales campaign.

She’s the real deal. I was glad to be a part of the victory.

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