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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]

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If you know anything about any of these candidates (good, bad, whatever), please feel free to elaborate.
1 posted on 02/11/2004 5:56:49 PM PST by PetroniDE
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To: Lead Moderator; Flyer; Gracey; DrewsDad; Ms. AntiFeminazi; Bigun; basil
Lead Moderator: Thanks for fixing the links.

Others: You have the latest TX ping lists. Please ping accordingly, especially to members who live in CD-10.
2 posted on 02/11/2004 6:03:29 PM PST by PetroniDE (Kitty Is My Master - I Do What She Says)
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To: PetroniDE
Theresa Doggett Taylor is beautiful, black conservative republican. She would do wonders for the party.
3 posted on 02/11/2004 6:29:02 PM PST by Ron in Acreage
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To: Ron in Acreage
I have received numerous mailings from McCaul, Streusand, Devine, and Phillips. Some mailings for other races (JP districts, committeeman, etc.). No mailings from Taylor or Elliott.

Overall, I know very little about any of these candidates. Instead of "eine, meine, minee, moe" (that was done in the democrat NH primary) trying to gather good information for the election next month.
4 posted on 02/11/2004 6:46:25 PM PST by PetroniDE (Kitty Is My Master - I Do What She Says)
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To: PetroniDE
Thanks for posting this.

It seems that all of the candidates are running as conservatives, so it is a bit hard to distinguish them, but I support John Devine and hope he wins. (However, I live in CD 21 now, so cant vote in that race). John Devine is both a social and economic conservative, and is hitting one hot-button issue that I think needs attention: Fighting Judicial activism.

Also, for what its worth, my home page has links to the Texas statewide and local candidates that are appearing on the ballot in Travis county in my precinct:

http://www.freerepublic.com/~wosg/

I have the following endorsements / recommendations:
Supreme Court- Steven Wayne Smith (reasons: Clear Conservative, incumbent; ousted a moderate Justice and now the moderates want to bump him off; dont let them!)
3rd Court of Appeals, place 3 - Ernest Garcia

On some of these, I too would like guidance myself - Railroad commissioner, travis county sherrif.
5 posted on 02/11/2004 6:48:30 PM PST by WOSG (Support Tancredo on immigration. Support BUSH for President!)
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To: PetroniDE
I'm sure any one of the 8 will be better than Lloyd Doggett. Let's just hope he loses in his new 25th district. Lloyd Doggett is DeLays number 1 target. He is a real Clymer.
6 posted on 02/11/2004 6:50:19 PM PST by Ron in Acreage
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To: PetroniDE
In 1994 Theresa Doggett ran for Comptroller in Texas and VERY nearly won. I was on that same ballot, appeared with her on many occasions, and came to know her to be a very articulate and sincere conservative. Given that, if I could vote in this race, it would be VERY hard for me to vote for anyone else but I would HAVE to because Ben Streusand is in it as well!

Great to have such fine choices but I'm GLAD I don't have to make the choice!

7 posted on 02/11/2004 6:53:37 PM PST by Bigun (IRSsucks@getridof it.com)
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To: PetroniDE
I'm working for Bill Lester in District 11.

It's shocking really that we didn't end up with a huge slate of candidates here too. But we only have one opponent; Mike Conaway from Midland. He was considered the favorite by the political establishment, but that is not turning out to be the case.

He's running as a conservative, or at least makes that claim, but he makes a 'health of the mother' exception on abortion...a loophole the Democrats can drive any abortion done in America today through.

He says he thought Sandra Day O'Conner was right...we should pay homage to 'international law' in preference to America law. phhhhtttt.....

He thinks bilingual education is a great idea, and opposes Enlish Only legislation.


Bill is right on all of the issues, and is I think pulling ahead. He was endorsed by the Texas Farm Bureau yesterday...which is huge in this very rural district.
8 posted on 02/11/2004 7:08:22 PM PST by EternalVigilance (An income tax is like a cowpie...Flatten it, and it's still a cowpie...)
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To: Ron in Acreage; DrewsDad
One of my problems with Theresa Doggett Taylor is that to me she comes across as very nice, friendly and glib but also lacking in depth. That is, I've never heard her say anything of real substance in her stump speehes. It's all feel-goodism to me. I felt that going back to 1994 when she ran against David Hartman in the primary for comptroller and latest campaign is the same. A case in point is her flyer, which says she stands for " 1. Education accountability. 2. Support the commander-in-chief and the troops. 3. Love and respect for family, community, and our country". Great non-specific stuff. And what does the pro-family stuff mean, when she divorced John Doggett? With her personality and resume, she's been good to run against "the other Doggett" but I wouldnt want to squander a sure-to-be-GOP district on anyone who wasnt a surefire articulate ADVOCATE FOR CONSERVATISM. And yet her card doesnt mention the word "Conservative".

At first I wasnt too impressed with McCaul either, but he's got a few good endorsements (Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life) and got smart enough to call himself a conservative. Still, the claims of leading the fight against terrorism are a bit of resume-inflation. He was in the DoJ.

John Devine is saying pretty much what I would say if I were running: Lower taxes and less spending, no to illegal immigration and enforce immigration law, education choice, etc. He says he is a "conservative leader". at least he is announcing and articulating that he is a conservative. It seems he won the debate that was in Brenham on Feb 3rd (see his website).
9 posted on 02/11/2004 7:17:11 PM PST by WOSG (Support Tancredo on immigration. Support BUSH for President!)
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To: PetroniDE; Bigun; Flyer
Before we send this out, do we have agreement to include the HAT chapter mentioned in the last question? Who are the HAT officers who can approve this? It would be great if we can get answers for these.

1) What is your position on abortion - under what circumstances should abortion be made illegal/legal? When does life begin and how should it be protected at the state and federal levels? Do you agree or disagree with the Roe v Wade decision? Do you support the Human Life Amendment?

2) What is your interpretation of the First Amendment Establishment Clause? Do you support public religious expressions such as 10 commandment displays at courthouses and prayers at legislative sessions, football games, schools, etc.? Do you support school vouchers that can be for religious schools? 2b) What is your position on the McCain-Fiengold Campaign Finance Reform law? What is the best policy regarding campaign finance?

3) Do you support the right to keep and bear arms? What is the purpose(or intent) of the 2nd Amendment? what policies do you support to preserve RKBA?

4) Do you support the war on terror? What specific things should be done to win the war on terror? How do you define victory in this war?

4b) Are there any sections of the Patriot Act or the proposed Patriot Act II that you oppose?

5) What is your view of Federalism and the rights of states under the 9th and 10th amendments? What areas should the Federal govt leave to the states?

6) What role should the Federal judiciary play and how would you ensure judges stay within that role? What would you do to rein in excessive judicial activism? Are there specific court decisions you oppose, and what do you propose to correct them?

7) What role should the United Nations play in US foreign policy? in US domestic policy?

8) What specific changes or refoms should be made to:
U.S. Tax System
Education System
Social Security
Immigration Policies
Defense and Military
Health Care System (including Medicare, Medicaid)
Legal System (lawsuits)
Crime and Criminal Justice
Business Regulation
Energy Policy
Government Organization
Trade

9) What policies do you support to enhance Economic Growth and increase standard of living and create jobs? 9b) What is your position on trade (free trade versus trade barriers)? How should American policy respond to the outsourcing of jobs? 9c) Do you support or oppose the Bush guest worker program? Do you support or oppose amnesty for illegal aliens? Do you support increased immigration law enforcement (eg CLEAR Act)? Do you support or oppose immigration reforms to reduce immigration levels and the cost of immigration?

10) What policies do you support to protect the traditional family and the traditional definition of marriage? 10b) Do you oppose or support state laws recognizing homosexual/same-sex marriage and civil unions? How should the Federal govt handle this? What is your position concerning hate crimes? Do you support a Constitutional Amendment that declares marriage to be between a man and woman?

11) Do you support Term Limits? If so, in what form?

12) What is your position on affirmative action and racial preferences, and quotas? Should Texas Colleges and Universities use race as a factor in admissions?

13) Do you oppose Socialism? Why is Socialism wrong? How would you work to expose it and defeat it in our country? 13b) What will you do as a candidate and in office to advance Conservative causes and make the case for limited Government?

14) What are your important qualifications and qualities that you bring as a candidate to this office?

15) What will your top priorities be in this position? To what extent does your faith and family affect your priorities and viewpoints?

16) Why are you the best person for this office?

17) What parts of the Texas Republican Principles and Platform do you agree with? Disagree with?

Are there any ways in which the Heart of Texas(Central TX) and Houston Area Texans Chapters of FreeRepublic.com can help you in your campaign in addition to making an endorsement?

10 posted on 02/11/2004 7:25:55 PM PST by DrewsDad
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To: PetroniDE
This is my new district (3rd district in as many elections). Thanks for starting this thread. I will follow it closely.
11 posted on 02/11/2004 7:30:22 PM PST by NTegraT
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To: PetroniDE; Flyer; dix; humblegunner; Eaker; bobbyd; Xenalyte; Allegra; pax_et_bonum
Well, ya know if Pat Elliot is for Fire Ant Eradication...If I was in that district he'd get my vote...

Buuuutt, he's a bit wishy-washy on the Abortion issue...

I don't know of another candidate or office holder who's lukewarm on abortion...

Either your for it, as a bastardized form of birth control...

Or your against it...

I thought I would just pick on one of them today...

As long as we pick up the seat in Congress...Thats what comes from a majority of conservatives in this State...And we need to make sure we have accurate representation of conservative leanings...

Later,
Steve
12 posted on 02/11/2004 7:38:22 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans)
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To: Ron in Acreage
Her name would help with recognition (Doggett). I remember about 30 years ago the wrong Yarborough got elected just on the name.
13 posted on 02/11/2004 7:38:24 PM PST by mathluv (Protect my grandchildren's future. Vote for Bush/Cheney '04.)
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To: DrewsDad
That is one great questionaire.

Most candidates would have a stroke.

:-)
14 posted on 02/11/2004 7:38:40 PM PST by EternalVigilance (An income tax is like a cowpie...Flatten it, and it's still a cowpie...)
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To: WOSG
When Teresa ran against Lloyd, I had some concerns over her convictions on certain issues, but she was a lot better than the alternative. Now we have a chance to get a strong conservative to represent us.

I have heard that McCaul has better connections(Cornyn) and his style would fit in better with Congress if that is what you are looking for. I would like to hear more explanation about his role in the DOJ.

I have a good friend who did a pro-life commercial for Streusand but there are still some conflicting information from others that I've heard.

Devine appears to have the most conviction and has a past record to prove it. Some see this as an indication that he won't play the horse-trading game.

Tashenberg's and Phillips mailouts show a willingness to take a stand on certain social issues. I haven't heard much about the others.

15 posted on 02/11/2004 7:41:26 PM PST by DrewsDad
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To: EternalVigilance
WOSG and several others helped refine it. We have high expectations and hopefully we can get responses and set a standard for the election process.
16 posted on 02/11/2004 7:46:49 PM PST by DrewsDad
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To: PetroniDE
Thanks for getting this going. I hear you have something in common with Kerry now.
17 posted on 02/11/2004 7:59:43 PM PST by DrewsDad
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To: DrewsDad
As Bill's chief-of-staff, I have a large part in getting those filled out. I've done dozens of them, and frankly, there are still some in my inbox that I have yet to get done. Very time-consuming, and at this stage of the campaign, compressed as everything as become because of the delays of redistricting, time is at a premium

I would have a love/hate relationship with that survey. On the one hand, I think it is great because it would force those with the guts to fill it out to truly show where they stand. On the other, it is extensive, and would take a long time to complete properly.

My guess is that that factor alone is going to cause you to have an extraordinarily high rate of candidates who don't complete it.

Just my perspective from where I'm sitting...
18 posted on 02/11/2004 8:03:37 PM PST by EternalVigilance (An income tax is like a cowpie...Flatten it, and it's still a cowpie...)
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To: DrewsDad
I would send the questionaire to Marc Cowart
marc@streusandforcongress.org who is Ben's campaign manager if I were you but better still, I would try to find out where the candidate forums are occuring and GO to them. I can tell more about a person in five minutes in person than I can with a month's worth of correspondence.
19 posted on 02/12/2004 5:20:02 AM PST by Bigun (IRSsucks@getridof it.com)
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To: PetroniDE
bump for later study
20 posted on 02/12/2004 11:08:28 AM PST by Tall_Texan (Some day I'll have a rock-hard body - once rigor mortis sets in.)
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To: PetroniDE
PetroniDE, Thanks for the thread.

Here is what I know so far:

I have had extended conversations with McCaul and Streusand. And a couple of short ones with Devine and Phillips. I have only seen one piece of mail from Tashenberg and nothing from Elliott, Kelley or Taylor.

McCaul and Streusand were both out early courting Precinct chairs and Republican groups.

Streusand and Phillips are self-financing to avoid spending time on fund-raising.

I'd rate the one's I know something about in this order:
Best Candidates: McCaul and Streusand
OK Candidates: Devine and Phillips
Poor Candidates: Tashenberg

It appears that McCaul and Streusand are the only ones campaigning hard. I have seen signs for Devine and Phillips but little else. The rest appear to have given up or don't know how to run a campaign.

One of my hot buttons is Tax Reform. On this issue McCaul and Streusand are the only ones to state they support fundamental tax reform including eliminating the IRS. McCaul has publicly endorsed the FairTax (HR25) but I have not seen it mentioned by name in his campaign materials. He also has a consultant on staff who worked on the FairTax. Streusand describes the FairTax in his campaign materials but has not mentioned it by name.

McCaul's Biography explains his positions at the Justice Department.

I have had an email dialog with McCaul (& his wife Linda). Email sent to Marc Cowart for Streusand was not answered. Even after I mentioned it to both of them at the Harris County Republican Party Executive Committee meeting. Email sent to Phillips and Devine was also not answered. That did not impress me.

In the end I feel McCaul and Streusand are both worthy candidates but support McCaul because he has been more responsive to me.

21 posted on 02/12/2004 6:21:02 PM PST by esarlls3
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To: PetroniDE
My vote would go to Teresa Doggett Taylor.
22 posted on 02/12/2004 6:28:47 PM PST by NewsGal
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To: Gracey; WOSG; PetroniDE; Bigun; Flyer
I guess we'll have to drop the HAT on the last question since they haven't given approval to use their name. Which candidates can you take. I know people working with Streusand and Devine. Gracey, can you take Phillips(via Peggy?) and another one(or 2)? WOSG, do you have any contacts with the others? Let's try to get email responses by the 21st but we can post them when we get them and invite them to join a discussion later.

We probably ought to give them a little intro to FR to get them more interested(1,000+ Texas FReepers). How was it that the one reporter described FReepers after the Hillary FReep(Fierce ?? tribe)?

23 posted on 02/13/2004 11:53:09 AM PST by DrewsDad
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To: DrewsDad; Gracey; PetroniDE; bobbyd
I guess we'll have to drop the HAT on the last question since they haven't given approval to use their name.

Laugh. You have the Vice President's okay. Petroni? Bobby?

24 posted on 02/13/2004 12:02:04 PM PST by Flyer (Don't help elect a Democrat!)
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To: Gracey; WOSG
"Freepers, a fierce, warlike tribe from the Free Republic organization--a fire-breathing conservative band of Internet brothers..." - Matt LaBash from The Weekly Standard Online

Foun it at: Hillary Goes to WalMart (Freepers Applauded!)

25 posted on 02/13/2004 12:12:44 PM PST by DrewsDad
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To: DrewsDad; diotima; Flyer; bobbyd
Sorry for the delay in response. I am not certain if the chapter **CAN** endorse candidate(s) from a legal (i.e. 501) perspective.

I need help in answering that question; for that reason, I ping Diotima to this response.
26 posted on 02/13/2004 1:07:13 PM PST by PetroniDE (Kitty Is My Master - I Do What She Says)
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To: PetroniDE
HOT never incorporated or whatever you call it, so we don't have to worry about it. I thought for sure I'd get a quicker response from you with the Kerry comment. I just remember you wearing that yankee football jersey. (C:
27 posted on 02/13/2004 1:27:09 PM PST by DrewsDad
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To: PetroniDE; DrewsDad; Gracey
The non-profit restriction lies with the FRN. (I am referring to the FRN as a corporation, not associates of FRN.) A 501c4 must "demonstrate that it is organized exclusively to promote social welfare. However, because of the non-tax deductible status, such organizations can engage in lobbying for legislative change, but may not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office."

Those guidelines apply to the legal entity "FRN." (We can't spend our money on candidate endorsement and so on) However, there is no such thing as _______ Chapter of FRN, legally speaking. All the chapters are all part of freerepublic.com, FRN just provides tools and resources to the chapters that the chapters use. It was always set up this way, lest the chapters be restricted into impotence. We also help coordinate national projects and represent all the FR activism stuff in DC Jim passes along to us. (For instance, Nick Danger will be speaking at a Internet and Democracy conference coming up, we attend Grover Norquist's Wednesday meetings by invite to promote national projects and find out what all the other conservative organizations are doing, Nick was on the CPAC panel and so on...) So, the FRN has not come out ever in favor of any candidate or against any candidate (although personally, we all have opinions ;^) )

As long as the chapters do not spend more than $4999 (this is per the Network's corporate attorney) in candidate advocacy, you should be fine, and realistically the chapters aren't throwing around enough money to get on the FEC's radar.

28 posted on 02/13/2004 1:41:58 PM PST by diotima (FREE THE MIRANDA MEMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Bigun
So do I hear you say that Ben Streusand is the best candidate? Is he pretty popular in the Houston area? Here in Austin I hear that Ben's the favorite and ahead in the polls but that it probably will be a runoff between McCaul and Streusand. What you think? What are the chances of Devine?
29 posted on 02/13/2004 7:32:48 PM PST by Gracey (John Kerry - The Shar Pei Candidate)
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To: PetroniDE
I have a Texas ping list but I have no idea who lives in this congressional district, for I'm not sure what areas it covers.
30 posted on 02/13/2004 7:36:10 PM PST by Gracey (John Kerry - The Shar Pei Candidate)
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To: Gracey
Gracy I'll tell you that If I were able to vote in that district I would vote for Streusand because he is NOT a lawyer and all the others, with any chance of beating Edwards in the fall, ARE lawyers. With me that is a BIG deal.

I wrote the following a LONG time ago (when X42 was president). It was published in several newspapers at the time and may be of interest to you.

James Madison, author of the US Constitution, wrote:

"No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty than that ... the accumulation of all powers legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."

To avoid the "same hands" accumulation of power, the Constitution incorporated a system of "separation of powers" and "checks and balances". This system created three separate branches of government. The Legislative (Congress), which makes the laws, the Judiciary (the Courts), which interprets the laws and the Executive (the Presidency), which enforces the laws. By separating the powers of government in this manner it was intended that each branch would serve as a "check" and "balance" to the powers of the other two. This was done in order to make certain that the government would never possess sufficient power to oppress the people. Our government currently looks like this: · The Judicial branch is, of necessity, composed of 100% lawyers · The executive office is currently held by a lawyer · And the within the 535 legislative seats of the U. S. Congress there are more lawyers than all other professions combined I would submit that Mr. Madison’s greatest fear has been realized despite his best effort (Via the Constitution) to prevent it. Lawyer/judges now make the laws, interpret the laws and enforce the laws and have effectively turned our Constitutional Republic into a Juristocracy, thus defeating the spirit, intent and purpose of the Constitution. Please understand that I hold the legal profession in very high regard and have no personal animosity toward either individual members or the profession in general. In fact, I believe that I am lucky enough to be able to count a number of the members of this honored profession as friends (at least until they read this!). That not withstanding, I will assure you that, because of my knowledge of the above, I would oppose any one of them vigorously, regardless of political party affiliation, should they EVER decide to run for elective office outside the Judicial branch of government. My hope is that those of you reading this, and thus now aware of the problem, will remember it the next time you are called upon to make choices in the election booth as well.

31 posted on 02/13/2004 8:05:35 PM PST by Bigun (IRSsucks@getridof it.com)
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To: Gracey
I was surprised to find out how my little lip near the Arboretum is part of District 10 and no Lamar Smith's district as it was last time. So I am trying to pay attention but I've been quite busy lately so I'm relying on others to do some of the homework.

As for the ads I've seen/heard running, Tashenburg and Streusand sing the tunes I most want sung. McCaul seems the most aggressive , best connected and my guess is he's also the Rove candidate which makes me a tad suspicious even though I've heard nothing bad.

Devine and Phillips are on the fringe. Teresa Doggett fought some windmill-tilting challenges against Lloyd Doggett so I admire her pluck for doing that but she's not the best of this admittedly solid field of candidates. I wish I could vote for about five of them. :)

The district itself should be called the "290 District" since HWY 290 seems to be what connects just about all these counties.

BTW, Gracey, I responded to your request for election judges and will be working a precinct up in Wells Branch for the primaries. I've done this before but it was like a decade ago.

I'll check out all these websites that some Freeper has wonderfully provided all the links for. I'll also have to find out who the Chronicle and Statesman endorse so I can make sure not to vote for their candidate.
32 posted on 02/13/2004 8:22:17 PM PST by Tall_Texan (Some day I'll have a rock-hard body - once rigor mortis sets in.)
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To: DrewsDad; WOSG
Gracey, can you take Phillips(via Peggy?) and another one(or 2)?

One problem is that I know little about these candidates (except for Devine & Doggett) or who's connected to them since it's not in my district.

But my real issue is, I hate to say this, but I don't have the heart to give candidates this long list of essay questions. I can't do it with good conscience. I'd prefer a YES NO and place for explanation if necessary. Sorry I feel this way. I just can't imagine even one candidate taking the time to answer this unless a staffer does so on a day with lots of time on his hands - with an election three weeks away. I know the intentions are good, and it's an EXCELLENT list of questions, but in the real world it's not practical. I'm sorry.

On another note, I just got kicked out of my precinct and will be in a brand new precinct since the Doggett/Smith divider goes down IH-35. Looks like I'm Pct Chair of a pct that I no longer live in, etc. Lot's of stuff going on... Also, will be working at the TCRP annual bash in a couple of days. Anyone else coming? Senator Hutchison is the speaker.

33 posted on 02/13/2004 8:24:55 PM PST by Gracey (John Kerry - The Shar Pei Candidate)
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To: Bigun
Your post is rather interesting.... and SCARY!!!!! Thanks for sharing. Ugh .... to Laywers.
34 posted on 02/13/2004 8:30:17 PM PST by Gracey (John Kerry - The Shar Pei Candidate)
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To: Bigun
Your post is rather interesting.... and SCARY!!!!! Thanks for sharing. Ugh .... to Laywers.
35 posted on 02/13/2004 8:30:21 PM PST by Gracey (John Kerry - The Shar Pei Candidate)
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To: Tall_Texan
Thanks for all those tid bits of info TT. It's nice to see you again. We miss you. So you're in 10. What a wonderful feeling. You can't go wrong no matter which one of these fine people is elected. Now I have Lamar Smith. good riddance Doggett.

I have to laugh at your "The 290 district." That's pretty good ... and you just educated me. It covers all that Republican farm land from Houston to Austin ...lol

I'm glad you'll be working as election judge. It won't be too hard. You'll catch on fast. The big difference from years ago is everything is computerized...so you'll be right at home. I think you will go to a "training" class also. Thanks for doing your duty.

Lastly, during the primary election, sometimes the papers do a fair job of selecting the BEST candidate. It's usually when they're lined up against a Democrat that things change. One pattern I noticed with the Houston Chronicle through the years is that in the General election, they will usually endorse the DemocRat when it's a close election. When it's a runaway, they endorse the obvious winner. It's rather weird.
36 posted on 02/13/2004 8:49:03 PM PST by Gracey (John Kerry - The Shar Pei Candidate)
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To: diotima
Thanks for the info, Dio.
37 posted on 02/14/2004 6:04:11 AM PST by Gracey (John Kerry - The Shar Pei Candidate)
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To: PetroniDE; bobbyd; Flyer
Are y'all in or should we change it?
38 posted on 02/14/2004 9:29:13 PM PST by DrewsDad
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To: DrewsDad; PetroniDE; Flyer
Are y'all in or should we change it?

I don't see a problem. Count us in.

39 posted on 02/14/2004 9:59:20 PM PST by bobbyd (Damn, I've been tagged.....)
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To: DrewsDad; bobbyd; PetroniDE
Are y'all in

Go for it!

40 posted on 02/14/2004 11:56:45 PM PST by Flyer (Don't help elect a Democrat!)
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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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