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GOP Primary - U.S. House District TX-10 Discussion Thread
11 February 2004 | PetroniDE

Posted on 02/11/2004 5:56:47 PM PST by PetroniDE

Edited on 02/18/2004 6:00:32 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Texas primaries are set for Tuesday, 9 March 2004. The U.S. Congressional districts in Texas have been significantly altered due to the re-districting battle last year. One heavily altered district is TX-10 which stretches from the western suburbs of Houston to Austin. Since the current office holder (Lloyd Doggett-D) is running in district TX-25, this is one district that many expect to switch from Democrat to Republican.

There are eight (at-least) GOP candidates for this office. Most of these candidates have little name recognition, and many people voting in this race were in other districts for the 2002 election, this thread is started to help gather and share information with fellow voters. Web-sites for the candidates are linked in alphabetical order.

Candidate web-sites are linked in alphabetical order. Chances of a run-off (to be held Saturday 3 April) are high, since it is unlikely anyone will get 50%+1 of the votes; we will deal with any potential run-offs later.

John Devine

Pat Elliott

John Kelley

Mike McCaul

Dave Phillips

Ben Streusand

Brad Tashenberg

Teresa Doggett Taylor


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2004elections; cd10; congress; electionushouse; gopprimary; texas; tx10; ushouse
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To: PetroniDE
District 10 Candidate Forum

Sponsored by Katy Chamber of Commerce and Katy Area Republicans
Monday, 01 Mar 2004, 7:00 P.M.
The Club at Falcon Point (Directions)
24503 Falcon Point Drive
Katy, TX 77494

Candidates Attending:


41 posted on 02/17/2004 9:49:09 AM PST by esarlls3
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To: esarlls3; Flyer
Esarlls3: Thanks for this update. I plan to attend this event (there goes any thoughts of early voting).

Flyer: H.A.T. area ping when you get a chance, please.
42 posted on 02/17/2004 10:17:31 AM PST by PetroniDE (Kitty Is My Master - I Do What She Says)
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To: PetroniDE; 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; ...
*PING!*

As always, a FReep mail will get you on or off this Houston topics ping list.

43 posted on 02/17/2004 12:30:25 PM PST by Flyer (Don't abandon our military - Re-elect President Bush!)
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To: esarlls3
District 10 Candidate Forum

Sponsored by Katy Chamber of Commerce and Katy Area Republicans and Waller County Republican Party

Another co-sponsor of this event.

44 posted on 02/17/2004 12:55:01 PM PST by esarlls3
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To: Flyer
Ben Struesand... That's the guy I couldn't think of last week Flyer.

He's the one that I was asking you about.
45 posted on 02/17/2004 3:18:55 PM PST by RikaStrom (I've reached a conclusion; 1 useless man is a disgrace; 2 are law firm; & 3 or more are a Congress!)
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To: Bigun
Do you think you'd run for office again??
46 posted on 02/17/2004 5:27:20 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.jonathangullible.com/mmedia/PhilosophyOfLiberty-english_music.swf)
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To: DrewsDad
Even though its late in this primary season, you should keep those questions handy for the next time. In 2 years I would like to see more FReepers run for office, even if they end up being ballot squatters for the Constitution Party =o)
47 posted on 02/17/2004 5:43:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.jonathangullible.com/mmedia/PhilosophyOfLiberty-english_music.swf)
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To: GeronL
Do you think you'd run for office again??

Haven't thought about it very much but I might given the right circumstance but I'm a FIRM believer in the old Ronald Reagan addage that "There is NO limit to what you can accomplish if you don't CARE who get's the credit."

I want my COUNTRY back!

48 posted on 02/17/2004 7:40:19 PM PST by Bigun (IRSsucks@getridof it.com)
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To: Bigun
I'd never vote for myself so I am out... but I think it would be interesting to get FReepers to run for office in larger numbers. Like I said, even if they just get to be ballot squatters for the Constitution Party or even running as a Republican in a district thats 90% Democrat.

it would be fascinating on this site too.... they all come to certain threads and compare notes about their campaigns...

49 posted on 02/17/2004 8:12:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.jonathangullible.com/mmedia/PhilosophyOfLiberty-english_music.swf)
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To: PetroniDE
If you can, please correct the link to Streusand website.

It is http://www.streusandforcongress.org .

You have Phillips linked twice, once with Streusand's name.

Otherwise, thanks for taking the lead, as usual.
See you March 1 in Katy.
50 posted on 02/17/2004 8:36:19 PM PST by iamright (Hillary! / Sharpton in '04(Loss), '08(L), '12(L), '16(L), '20(L), . . .)
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To: PetroniDE; All
The only inside scoops that I know of are about Tashenberg. The personal reviews that I have gotten on him are fairly favorable. I am friends with people who have known him for a while and they say that he is a good guy. His personality doesn't change whenever he gets drunk. Thats very important!!!
51 posted on 02/17/2004 10:17:44 PM PST by grapeape ("If your attack is going too well, you're probably walking into an ambush.")
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To: DrewsDad
Why do people need to know all of that stuff?

I can guarantee that everyone differs on all of those subjects. We come together as a group of people who want to defeat democrats.
52 posted on 02/17/2004 10:20:56 PM PST by grapeape ("If your attack is going too well, you're probably walking into an ambush.")
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To: iamright; Lead Moderator
I had a "computer malfunction". OOPS. Thanks for the correction.
53 posted on 02/18/2004 5:39:54 AM PST by PetroniDE (Kitty Is My Master - I Do What She Says)
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To: esarlls3; PetroniDE; Bigun; Ron in Acreage; EternalVigilance; DrewsDad; Tall_Texan; Gracey; ...
I just got back from a meet-the-candidate dinner for Ben Streusand. Lots of good discussions, he did not duck any questions, and every answer was as conservative as you could ask for.
Pro-life
NRST tax
Pro business
Privatise social security and much more of Fed as soon as possible, but not in such a 'Ron Paul' way that he angers all the other congresscrooks,
Pro 2nd Amendment RKBA
Self financed campaign
Not a former democrap
Anti illegal immigration
NOT A LAWYER NOT A LAWYER NOT A LIEYER
Not a BushBot on Immigration and Fed spending

Word is that this will be a 2 man race, Streusand and McCaul
McCaul is a LAWYER.
McCaul is a bud with John Cornyn, author of the Illegal immigrant amnesty plan.

Sorry Drew, but for HAT chapter, this is our Harris Co. guy, while McCaul is the Travis Co. guy.

I am pretty damn critical of politicians and candidates,
and I think this is the ONE, the Neo. Nice guy, nice wife,


I found out also about a meet many of the candidates event on Tuesday 2/24 at 7:00pm near 1960 / Cutten Road area.
I will get an address, ping me if you want it.



54 posted on 02/18/2004 7:16:54 PM PST by iamright (Hillary! / Sharpton in '04(Loss), '08(L), '12(L), '16(L), '20(L), . . .)
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To: iamright
Thanks for the reportand the ping!

As I have previously said, I do not live in the 10th district and thus cannot vote in this race but if I could Ben Streusand would get my vote.

55 posted on 02/19/2004 5:47:56 AM PST by Bigun (IRSsucks@getridof it.com)
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To: stevie_d_64
hey, stevie-d. no need to vote for a pro-abort just because he's for Fire Ant Eradication--try "Over and Out" Fire Ant Killer...
56 posted on 02/19/2004 9:47:42 PM PST by GOP_Thug_Mom (O, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy On Us!)
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom
Oh I hear ya...I'm just unfortunate some of us can't vote in that district to help out...

I think for the most part Streusand's got the best chance if you do the research...He should do fine as that districts Rep...

But I have my own concerns about what actually happens to people who get elected (regardless of political leaning...Notice I didn't say party affiliation) and what happens after they get up that way...Not a pretty sight...

But you have to hope for the best, and when they stray a little, give em hell...They should be thankful that some people give a rats enough to do even that...And should feel bad when they do catch heat...But then again letting them know they did something good is always an attention getter as well...

Later,
Steve
57 posted on 02/19/2004 11:02:34 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans)
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To: EternalVigilance
Whoa, this guy Mike Conaway from Midland sounds like a real turkey.
58 posted on 02/19/2004 11:06:58 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Oh, he certainly is.
59 posted on 02/20/2004 12:33:56 AM PST by EternalVigilance (An income tax is like a cowpie...Flatten it, and it's still a cowpie...)
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To: Lancey Howard
http://www.freemarket.org/portal/pdf/South.pdf

He's wearing conservative clothes, but he ain't no conservative.

As the Free Market Foundation's questionaire I linked shows, he is 'undecided' on whether there should be a law 'protecting sexual orientation'. He supports funding for the NEA. He also thinks government financed child-care is a good idea.

On a Brownwood radio show, when a caller asked him about Sandra Day O'Conner's view that 'international law' supercedes American law, he agreed with her.

In one of the debates, when asked a question about the Federalist Papers, he didn't know what they were. I'm serious.

'Health of the mother' exception on abortion, too. Sheesh. The leftwing's favorite poison pill for any and all pro-life legislation.

And he is also pro-amnesty.

And he's arrogant to boot. As if DC wasn't already well over its quota of hubris.

Bill Lester is solid gold, and his credentials are unmatched.

We can use every bit of help in the 11th...this thing is within reach.

Whoever wins on March 9th is highly likely to be the Congressman for at least the next ten years.
60 posted on 02/20/2004 12:45:33 AM PST by EternalVigilance (An income tax is like a cowpie...Flatten it, and it's still a cowpie...)
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