Skip to comments.Runoff set for congressional race Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla vs Democrat Ciro Rodriguez)
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.
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.
The expectation among conservatives is that Bonilla will win. Is there any reason to believe othewise?
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.
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...
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.
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