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Runoff set for congressional race Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla vs Democrat Ciro Rodriguez)
Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 22, 2006, 1:44AM | no byline

Posted on 11/22/2006 9:52:26 AM PST by weegee

A runoff between Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla and his Democratic challenger will be held Dec. 12, Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday.

Bonilla finished with 49 percent of the vote in the Nov. 7 special election. He will face former U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, who got about 20 percent of the vote.

Early voting will begin Dec. 4.

Eight candidates participated in the special election that was called after the U.S. Supreme Court found a portion of the congressional district boundaries unconstitutional.

TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2006election; election2006; redistricting; specialelection

1 posted on 11/22/2006 9:52:29 AM PST by weegee
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

Houston PING

2 posted on 11/22/2006 9:53:01 AM PST by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: weegee

Hopefully the republicans can get all their voters back out to the polls, and at least 4% of those who voted for democrats last time voted for their specific candidate rather than the party.

3 posted on 11/22/2006 10:01:43 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: weegee; SolidSupplySide; Txsleuth; T.L.Sink; sinkspur; Tall_Texan; Texasforever

The expectation among conservatives is that Bonilla will win. Is there any reason to believe othewise?

4 posted on 11/23/2006 10:59:14 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Corporatism is not conservatism)
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To: weegee

First of all, and most importantly Bonilla will win because this time Republicans will vote big. The Republicans have learned what price a snit cost them.

5 posted on 11/24/2006 12:39:07 PM PST by BellStar (Whenever you hear that "world opinion" holds a view, assume it is morally wrong.)
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To: BellStar

Absolute "hitting the nail on the head" post there Bell!!!

I met Henry Bonilla at Ted Poe's breakfast function at the convention in SA this summer...Top notch in my book...

But I am sure someone will dig up some nit pickin' BS about him in the mean time...

Should be fun and interesting to watch this one pan out...

6 posted on 11/25/2006 6:25:10 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: stevie_d_64

Bonilla is in trouble. He is running crazy ads by a now discredited former FBI agent accusing his opponent of supporting terrorists--a claim that even Republicans disbelieve.

7 posted on 12/11/2006 9:10:32 AM PST by JSmith6996
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Welcome to FreeRepublic. Don't leave gum on the furniture.

8 posted on 12/11/2006 9:12:14 AM PST by AmishDude (I coined "Senator Ass" to describe Jim Webb. He may have already used it as a character in a novel.)
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