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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: 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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